I effectively lost my mind when Dundee based designer Hayley Scanlan‘s last diffusion line dropped. It was bright yellow snake print and pink velvet, cut outs and so many spikes. It was beautiful. Naturally I am just as excited about her latest line – Queen of Hearts. The colour is stripped right back instead working predominately with a simple bruise like palette of blue, black and some way too delicious metallic silver leather for good measure. It’s got this real post-apocylypic grunge feel which let’s face it, is a sartorial style I’m never going to get over.
Every present are her use of cut outs but I’m all about the shiny pvc and leathers in her asymmetric black and silver skirts. There is so much hardness in this collection with angular prints, fishnet and zips. It feels like a more polished version of 90’s grunge with easy to wear pieces that are simple to integrate in to your own wardrobe but act as statement pieces themselves.
Scanlan walked away with the coveted Scottish Young Designer of the Year at last year’s Scottish Fashion Awards and it’s great to see her return to form with a darker diffusion line. Just in time for winter too. I’m TOTALLY feeling the printed jumper dress (blue and black together are one of my fave colour combos ever ever) and already trying to justify to myself why a metallic silver asymmetric skirt is a total wardrobe staple.