Essential autumn fashion purchases
- Hilary Grant
- 19 October 2012
Orkney-based knitwear designer Hilary Grant shares her fantasy autumn shopping list
1. Hello Jenuine’s notebooks are as beautiful as they are functional. The illustrated covers are screenprinted and hand bound. £7.
2. Ally Capellino bags and leathergoods are produced in London and with responsible manufacturers in India. I love this mini-satchel style. Very classic. £400.
3. There’s nothing better than a cup-of-tea-and-a-biscuit cushion. Screenprinted and made entirely in Scotland. £29.50.
4. Folk Clothing is one of my favourite labels. Craftsmanship and quiet detailing is what they do best and these moccasins are absolute testament to that. £250.
5. This is one of my most popular colourways for both lads and lassies. It’s perfect for cyclists, as well, as it’ll never unravel and get caught in the spokes. £75.
6. Kirsteen Stewart works with fairtrade groups and UK craftspeople to produce printed clothing, knitwear and jewellery. I love this wood necklace as it’s really dramatic yet delicate. £25.
7. I’m really delighted to be able to add hats to my knitwear range this year. They’re made in the Scottish Borders. £55.
8. Rain Mac by Noodle Park – a more feminine take on the Fishermans’ coat. The fabric and finish of the coat is stunning and it’s perfect for layering over a chunky Fishermans’ rib jumper. €226.
9. Laura Spring designs wonderful weather-themed accessories. I’d use this both as a pencil case and a clutch bag. £23.
10. Finlay and Co sunglasses. Because I’m an optimist. £120.