If I were a magazine editor, I would be complaining that you can hardly see the clothes in these Queene & Belle look book pictures. But it’s not just about the individual pieces, it’s also about the mood and an aesthetic. So personally I’m all in favour of this lighthearted Scottish knitwear brand and its thrown-together styling….
Queene & Belle’s Angela Bell styled the lookbook (with photographer Christopher Hodge), mixing the brand’s signature ‘Made In Hawick’ cashmeres with (what look like) vintage pieces. The effect is personal and authentic. I love knowing that the knitwear is ethically made in Scotland, preserving the skills and heritage of the industry. The pieces are expensive but some take hours and hours to make using hand techniques. I have just finished reading The Gentlewoman from two issues ago and it featured a must-read story about the Scottish knitwear trade – an incredibly inspiring and passionate industry.