Any stylish dresser worth their salt has a capsule wardrobe ready for every occasion – and any capsule wardrobe worth its salt will include cashmere. In this new guide to the luxurious wool, Lynne McCrossan, author of A Girl’s Guide to Vintage, takes us on a journey around Scotland to visit her favourite makers:
BARRIE KNITWEAR • BEGG & CO • BUTE FABRICS • DC DALGLIESH JOHNSTONS OF ELGIN • LOCHCARRON OF SCOTLAND PRINGLE • WILLIAM LOCKIE These makers are the creators of cashmere favoured by: BURBERRY • VIVIENNE WESTWOOD • THE DALAI LAMA • BUCKINGHAM PALACE JAMES BOND • CHANEL • HERMES • DIOR • YVES SAINT LAURENT • MULBERRY RALPH LAUREN • LIBERTY • ROCOO FORTE, PRAGUE • CHANGI VIP LOUNGE, SINGAPORE • BANK OF QATAR • GOOGLE • PIXAR • HRH ELIZABETH II LOUIS VUITON • JOHN PAUL GAULTIER • PAUL SMITH • CALVIN KLEIN COMME DES GARÇONS • GANT • GRACE KELLY • TILDA SWINTON SOPHIA LOREN • NORTON AND SONS • DOLCE & GABBANA
An investigation of wool from goat to coat, this beautiful book is a must-have for all lovers of luxury. Here you will discover the three essential components – The Goat, The Water and The Artisan – which make up supreme Scottish cashmere. Wear it with pride.
Lynne McCrossan is a self-confessed vintage junkie who lives in Edinburgh and shops all over the UK. Style Columnist for the Edinburgh Evening News and a Contributor Fashion Expert on BBC Radio Scotland, Lynne's career has spanned print, radio and TV work, including being Host of Fake Bake CEO's search for her protege on the TV show The Hirer. She will be styling Lily Allen's fashion show with Oxfam at Vintage at Goodwood's festival in August, which will be aired on TV. This is Lynne's first book.