Scottish Fashion Show Springs New Tartan Designs

April 7, 2011 Updated: April 7, 2011

IDEAS: Miniskirts or boots, tartan looks fashionable no matter where you put it. (Andrew Walker/Getty Images)
IDEAS: Miniskirts or boots, tartan looks fashionable no matter where you put it. (Andrew Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK—Scotland’s rich ethnic culture gave birth to many talented designers. On April 5, some of the best of Scottish fashion was put together at the Dressed To Kilt fashion show held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan. The theme for this year’s show was officially announced as “country chic.”

As tartan was one of the hottest items in the fashion weeks, check some original pieces by the Scots for some new ideas for tartan.

TARTAN SARI: If you feel that tartan as the sole pattern for your outfit is a bit too overwhelming, use it as a decoration. (Andrew Walker/Getty Images)
TARTAN SARI: If you feel that tartan as the sole pattern for your outfit is a bit too overwhelming, use it as a decoration. (Andrew Walker/Getty Images)
SCOTTISH AND VICTORIAN: How about tartan and lace? Heres a blend of classic vintage and ethnic chic (Andrew Walker/Getty Images)
SCOTTISH AND VICTORIAN: How about tartan and lace? Heres a blend of classic vintage and ethnic chic (Andrew Walker/Getty Images)
SPRING: Tartan can look delicate, too. This dress with a drapery design in the front makes a perfect spring outfit together with a matching purse. (Andrew Walker/Getty Images)
SPRING: Tartan can look delicate, too. This dress with a drapery design in the front makes a perfect spring outfit together with a matching purse. (Andrew Walker/Getty Images)