Trend: Tartan

When Christmas brainwashes you into hitting the shops to buy gifts for people you're not even sure you really like, it might be worth ducking out in the closest high street store and wrapping yourself in tartan.

What used to be uniform for burley haggis eating chunks of men from Scotland, is now worn around the world as a daring statement. Punks stole the kilt pattern and adopted it as their own in the late seventies. Then, recognised by fashion designers such as Vivienne Westwood and now this season by the likes of Celine, Tommy Hilfiger, Moschino, Marc Jacobs, Alberta Ferretti and Phillip Lim.

Now its on the high street in highland heaps. Look at any shop and I bet you that there will at least be one tartan item in there! Say hello to grunge's favourite print.

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