Highlanders: Fantasy on the celtic fringes, tartan in the extreme - Vivienne Westwood and other wild and wonderful stories Photographs by Gavin Bond

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Blue, pink and white tartan coat dress, pounds 515, waspie belt, pounds 120, woollen stockings, pounds 60, all by Vivienne Westwood at 6 Davies Street W1; bum cage, blanket skirt and neck ruffle by Vivienne Westwood to order, inquiries 0171-629 3757; wellington boots, pounds 35.99, by Barbour, available at The Highlands, 129 Regent Street W1 and The Survival Centre, 270 Deansgate, Manchester, inquiries 0161-835 1141


Green boucle and red tartan jacket with neck ruffle, pounds 850, red tartan trousers, pounds 205, and cape, pounds 160, all by made to order by Alexander McQueen, inquiries 0171-935 7309; wellington boots by Barbour,

as before

Shot on location at the Oban highland games. Our thanks to the Argyllshire Gathering. Tartan shirt and tie, pounds 145, pleated skirt, pounds 410, tartan blanket skirt, pounds 255, pheasant hat and suede ankle boots made to order, all by Vivienne Westwood as before; tights by Jonathan Aston, available from department stores nationwide Pink tulle skirt, pounds 2,000, by Isabel Kristensen at 33 Beauchamp Place, SW3; pink angora wrap, pounds 55, by Liberty, Regent Street W1 and branches nationwide, inquiries 0171-734 1234

Right red tulle skirt, pounds 2,000 by Isabel Kristensen, as before; short-sleeved red lambswool jumper, pounds 55, by The Scotch House, 2 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, SW1, inquiries 0171-581 2151; Socko wellington boots, pounds 29.99, by Jones the Bootmaker at 57 Kings Road and shops nationwide, inquiries 01323-649408

Shot on location at Tigh an Truish Inn, Clachan, Isle of Seil, by Oban, Argyll

Cream woollen jumper, pounds 255, by David Fielden at Little Black Dress, Leeds, inquiries 0113-2691741; gold skirt made to order by Vivienne Westwood, inquiries 0171-629 3757; tights by Hue, pounds 5.95, available at Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, SW1 a nd department stores nationwide Right Midnight blue jumper, pounds 1,500, made to order by Alexander McQueen, inquiries 0171-935 7309; black net skirt, pounds 49.99, and black velvet cape, pounds 190, by Wallis Limited Edition available at selected stores nationwide, inquiries 0181-910 1333; Socko wellington boots, pounds 29.99, by Jones the Bootmaker as before Red sheepskin jacket, pounds 645, by Joseph at 23 Old Bond Street, W1; polo top, pounds 165, by Jean Paul Gaultier at Liberty, Regent Street W1; mohair kilt, pounds 75, at The Scotch House, as before; tartan tights by Jonathan Aston, as before; knee-high boots, pounds 69.99, by Ravel nationwide, inquiries and mail order 0171-631 0224 Right Yellow sheepskin cropped jacket, pounds 480, by Whistles, 12 Saint Christopher's Place and branches, inquiries 0171-487 4484; jumper, pounds 55, by Hop Scotch and tartan kilt, pounds 79.50, both by The Scotch House, as before; checked tights by Jonathan Aston, as before; red suede stiletto boots to order from Vivienne Westwood, as before