Heritage Tartans & Bespoke Bridal, it must be wedding season

Mairi McDonald has launched her brand new Bespoke Bridal Line  for rock ‘n’ roll brides to be. The eponymous label launched the bespoke bridal line in order for new brides to be to find their iconic Mairi McDonald look for their special day. From effortlessly cool bohemian brides at a festival themed wedding to an edgy City hall bride in New York to a free spirited white island bride in Ibiza, the Scotland Re:Designed 2013 New Talent Award Winner, has got you covered. With the brand new styles Bianca, Brigitte and Yoko, a nod to their namesakes, you too can be a true unforgettable bride.

Inspired by eclectic rock ‘n’ roll brides over the decades, the made to measure service takes the client through each stage of the making process from an initial meeting and fitting, to creating a toile which will be fitted in their follow up, with each alternative bride being at the heart of the design process.  The creation of the final dress will then commence and further fit sessions will ensure immaculate perfection as the dress is completed for your special day.

The label is known for their signature of  laidback luxury and effortlessly cool pieces. This transcends into the bespoke bridal line, creating stand out gowns with silks, chiffons, georgettes and luxurious Scottish lace.

The best part? Once the big day is over, your Mairi McDonald piece lives on! Mairi offers a bespoke service to have your investment piece altered, shortened or tweaked to your own personal taste.



Last week, Scotland’s most innovative Highlandwear designers MacGregor and MacDuff launched their new Pop-Up shop in London in a bid to keep customers south of the border connected to their Scottish family roots, following a successful year of kilt fittings in London during 2017.

The increasing trend of London gents looking for Scottish formalwear for weddings and special occasions has spiked in the past year and such demand prompted the heritage brand to expand their fortnightly fitting service by introducing the new pop-up shop in Shoreditch.  Promising to provide an authentic Scottish kilt fitting experience in the heart of London, the pop-up showcased MacGregor and MacDuff’s high quality Scottish craftsmanship and beautifully woven distinct kilts and accessories which are worn across the globe, alongside their Exclusive Tartan Ranges and new Heritage Collection.

With over 4,000 tartans and the unique MacGregor and MacDuff Signature Collection to choose from, their designs are woven using artisanal skills passed down from generations of kiltmakers.


Photography by Dom Martin http://instagram.com/domdommartin


On announcing the pop-up, MacGregor and MacDuff owner, Gerald Capaldi, said: “2017 was a fantastic year for MacGregor and MacDuff in London, with so many customers looking to connect with their Scottish heritage, we decided to extend our presence with our new and exclusive pop-up. We’re already preparing for another jam-packed year in 2018 and we’re excited for the opportunities our London pop-up will bring us”

MacGregor and MacDuff continue to bring an exclusive, authentic Scottish kilt fitting experience to the heart of London with their fortnightly kilt-fitting service at the Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch. This exclusive service brings Scottish style direct to the doorsteps of grooms, groomsmen and gents living in and around London.

Booking can be completed online on the MacGregor and MacDuff website, by telephone, in-store or by emailing London@macgregorandmacduff.co.uk. Alternatively, visit https://www.macgregorandmacduff.co.uk/london-kilt-outfit-fitting.


Photography by Dom Martin http://instagram.com/domdommartin