Is it possible that a kilt can become a modern fashion for men? Over fifty designers, currently promoting this fashion trend, want to have their way and make the kilt the hottest “new” male fashion item to hit the runways in many decades.
To create a new fashion out of something as ancient as the kilt takes a lot of media attention and a lot of innovation as well. Fashion trends that dip back in time to find styles that are lost or forgotten, only work when the bring them into a contemporary setting.
Originally kilts were worn by the clans of Scotland and their plaid colors signified their loyalty to a certain clan or tribe. In modern times the street gangs have followed the macho tradition of having certain colors. The mere appearance of the wrong color bandana at an event in the inner cities would cause a massive gang fight. The classic rivalry of the old school gangs of the Bloods versus the Crips in Los Angeles comes to mind.
The Scottish kilt served the same function in history writes Iain MacGregor of Gibbs menswear, a leading mens kilt hire business in Aberdeenshire, Scotland..
In the heat of battle in the middle ages there was unbelievable confusion. Most of the combat was decided by hand-to-hand fighting. The need to identify who was on the side you were fighting for was critical. Otherwise you could not get help if you needed it, or you would attack the wrong …