Tartan. Setting the sights on style

 

From punk to schoolgirl to upper class – anyone wearing tartan wants to be noticed. The individual patterns convey very different messages. They can seem rebellious, eccentric or conservative.

But where does tartan come from? What fashion styles make use of the patterns of this colourful checked material? What are the textual or fashion statements conveyed by such tartan patterns as Royal Stewart, Rob Roy or Balmoral?

FASHION TALKS knows the answers!