Couture Collaboration for The Fife Arms Festival of Fashion

23 Nov 2023

This film introduces the Munro capsule collection by Giles Deacon, created to celebrate the Festival of Fashion, combines the romance of the Highlands with high-fashion flair. Featuring bespoke pieces made from the house tweed and tartan by Araminta Campbell, this collection is a nod to the demure Victoriana style that is in keeping with the hotel’s aesthetic and the spirit of Frances Farquharson. From a dramatic draped cape to a versatile Munro Bag, these pieces are equally at home in the Highlands or on city streets.

Araminta Campbell are thrilled to have been part of the most amazing collaboration with acclaimed fashion designer Giles Deacon for the Fife Arms Festival of Fashion.

Giles is a London based couture designer known for his expertly crafted pieces using bespoke designed fabrics and for the Fife Arms Festival of Fashion, Giles created beautiful capes using the Fife Arms House Tweed and Tartan designed by Araminta Campbell.

The cloth designs were created to work together with a focus on the Heritage of the building and the colours of the landscape. The colours of the tweed are inspired by the native Scots Pine forest of the Cairngorms national park with three shades of green in the tweed reflecting the change in colours through the seasons. The tartan colours reflect the tweed with the dark green and olive check with added yellow checks for the broom and gorse flowers that are seen across the landscape with the red representing the fast running waters of the river running off the surrounding mountains and finally the beautiful soft pinky grey which was drawn from the beautiful Granite Aberdeenshire is known for and the soft pink hue as seen in the stone of the Fife Arms building.

Giles drew the inspiration for his cape design not only from the sophisticated tones in the fabric but from the romanticism of the history of the Fife Arms linked to the history of fashion in the Cairngorms and in particular a flamboyant society hostess called Frances Farquharson who had been friends with iconic fashion figures such as Dior and Schiaparelli. Giles wanted to create contemporary pieces that brought together the culture and the creativity, just what both Araminta Campbell and the Fife Arms are all about.

Click here to find out more on this Fife Arms collaboration with Giles Deacon using the house tweed and tartan designed by Araminta Campbell.

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