MILAN, Jul 30, 2009 / FW/ — Following Fall 2009 theme of emphasizing its Anglo-Saxon roots, Henry Cotton’s created the Blackwatch collection as a tribute to Celtic history and culture.
Named after the oldest regiment of the Royal Highland, the Black Watch got its name from the dark tartan that they wore and their role to “watch” the Highlands. The tartan which the Black Watch’s uniform was characterized by a specific shade of green and blue and had symbolized nobility and pride for centuries.
The uniform had changed, but the name “Black Watch” had stuck. Today, the Black Watch is an elite force and its modern day designation is 3rd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland.
As a tribute to the regiment’s gracious history, Henry Cotton’s created typical British jackets, sweaters and shirts in the traditional Black Watch tartan, which for the first time is being used outside its official capacity.
- Necklace wool check inlaid with solid color sleeves (€ 189)
- Three-button lined Blazer with patches on the elbows (429 €)
- In poplin shirt with pocket embroidered blackwatch (€ 108)
- Oleate nylon jacket with patch pockets and contrast collar with detachable vest inside nylon brown burnt (598 €)
- Double-breasted jacket with cotton lining oleate-contrast (499 €)
- The brass badge on the sleeve as the union jack on the label, in these last two jackets, mark all the heads of the collection is particularly linked to the British tradition
For the corresponding collection for women, Henry Cotton’s created ‘Queen Elizabeth’ following the hunting tartan, a style that combines tradition and originality while giving a hint of personality.
A complete proposal for the Henry Cotton’s women is a kilt skirt with a portfolio (€ 199) or the trousers which expands toward the bottom to the slim silhouette (€ 129).
Coats with single-belt at the waist, made more feminine neck round stopped by buttons (€ 499), or the jacket with a shawl maxicollo (€ 478). All this combined with the wool scarf (€ 99) for use in the coldest days.