Putting a Contemporary Twist on Tweed with Elizabeth Martin

Elizabeth Martin Tweed
Elizabeth Martin Tweed

My latest outfit post, shot in rainy Stockbridge (one of Edinburgh's prettiest neighbourhoods) with photographer Ellie Morag, features a dress and coat by Scottish fashion designer Elizabeth Martin, who I've recently started doing the digital marketing for, and I am thrilled to finally showcase the brand on Urbanity!

Elizabeth Martin Tweed
Elizabeth Martin Tweed
Elizabeth Martin Tweed
Elizabeth Martin Tweed
Elizabeth Martin Tweed
Elizabeth Martin Tweed

What makes Elizabeth Martin Tweed a truly unique label is that it uses only 100% British fabrics and other components; supporting small, skilled local manfacturers and suppliers, including world-renowned Harris Tweed, MYB Scottish madras lace, Jones & Co buttons, Halley Stevensons Dundee waxed cotton and The Lining Company satin linings.

Elizabeth Martin Tweed
Elizabeth Martin Tweed
Elizabeth Martin Tweed
Elizabeth Martin Tweed
Elizabeth Martin Tweed
Elizabeth Martin Tweed

What's more, there is an exquisite finish on every garment- seriously, there is not a thread out of place, everything is lined for supreme comfort, and they are tailored to fit like a glove. When you slip on an item of clothing that is so beautifully made with love and care by a dedicated and talented independent designer, it truly feels extraordinary, and you know that you will be wearing it again, and again, and again; the ultimate ethical fashion experience.

Elizabeth Martin Tweed
Elizabeth Martin Tweed
Elizabeth Martin Tweed
Elizabeth Martin Tweed
Elizabeth Martin Tweed
Elizabeth Martin Tweed

Here, I'm wearing the 'Cora' coat in check (buy here), a versatile a-line wrap coat with a statement shawl collar and roomy pockets, and the 'Edie' dress (buy here), an empire line, body-hugging slip camisole dress with an intricate white lace bodice and retro-style Harris Tweed pencil skirt in powder blue. Both garments are available in various other colourways too!