On Friday Queen Marie and I took a little road trip to Lauder in the Scottish Borders to visit our friends at Made In Grey Britain, who recently opened an amazing wee shop. Emily and Jason, the creators of MIGB, are also the creators of Jaggy Nettle. You’ve seen Jaggy Nettle on here many many times, and may be familiar with my collaboration with the brand some 7 or so years ago. I designed a mini collection of tees and jumpers and then later on a coat. The coat was a biker jacket with added drape. At the time I designed it I had been living in a biker jacket with a big draped cardigan underneath and wanted to create a coat that encompassed both these elements. It was originally made in black Harris Tweed with black leather sleeves.
We had discussed how to take the design forward for spring and thought perhaps it would work great in light waxed cotton, however they took it a step further and used tartan tweed on the drape and the biker jacket in waxed cotton. I never saw it at the time and then on Friday I walked into the MIGB shop and there it was, hanging for display purposes. I was utterly smitten. With the tartan is feels very Comme des Garcons. It is truly one of the most beautiful coats I have ever worn and I think I might even prefer it to the black version.
This is the only one in existence but Jason kindly suggested I borrow it to shoot some photos. So I’m going to just enjoy it for a little while before it heads back home to the Borders.
I do wonder if I could convince the MIGB guys to re-release this beauty…
JN x KOS Coat / Whistles jeans / Isabel Marant boots / Catherine Aitken bag / Le Specs sunglasses