SCOTTISH fashion brand Modiste has brides around the world dancing in the aisles, with its latest collection inspired by the vibe of the disco scene of 1970s New York.

The label was founded by Glasgow-born Natasha Hutchison, a graduate of Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen.

After working as a fashion and homeware buyer for high street retailers across Scotland and Dublin for several years, she made the bold decision to return to her creative roots and launch her own label.

Self-taught in the art of millinery, Hutchison focuses on creating unique bridal accessories such as jewellery headwear and veils. She has recently expanded her portfolio to include bridegroom gifts.

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Hutchison tested the groom accessories market on the Not On The High Street online store. The success of the range made her realise that there was a gap in the market for groomsmen looking for stylish, personalised accessories in selected heritage fabrics such as tartan and tweed.

She says: “Bespoke style isn’t just for brides, there’s such a strong current building of stylish bespoke options for men, taking the basic silhouette of traditional dress and playing with colour and texture that reflect your personal style, allowing greater input from the groom.”

Hutchison is inspired by mixing textures and finishes to create new surfaces and is a firm believer that there is more to bridal than ivory and silver. To complete the bridal look, she combines fabric and jewels.

Modiste’s collections are aimed at design-led brides who desire fashion-focused accessories. To help ensure she presents brides with an alternative to the traditional offerings, Hutchison creates everything from sketch to headpiece.

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The brand’s latest collection, entitled New Wave, is inspired by the iconic nightclub Studio 54 and the work of fashion designer Halston, who shot to fame in the 70s. It focuses on capturing the style and music in New York during the era.

Jewellery and headpieces in the collection mix metallic finishes with minimal tubular elements, drop chains and glitterball bead clusters.

Hutchison explains: “New Wave collection sums up my inspiration for the brand – making a statement with accessories without them being overworked, drawing from trends and icons in pop culture and fashion, translating them into details that allow fashion and bridal to come together.”

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Looking ahead to the future, Hutchison plans to further expand the Modiste groom range through collaborations with bespoke tailoring brands. Additionally, she also plans to stock her products in a selection of hand-picked bridal boutiques in the UK and abroad.