Scottish designer Cathal McAteer set up Folk Clothing in 2001 to create simple, joyful pieces with subtle, innovative detailing that he and his friends would wear.
Now a winner at the Scottish Design Awards, and with inspirations that include Modernist architecture and design, McAteer has fashion in the family, with a godfather who was a trained tailor and a grandmother who made clothes and sold shoes.
Accessories, like clothing, impress with their detail. "Never boring," says the designer, who wants all his work to have distinct personality.
Our pick of Folk Clothing's SS15 accessories:
Daypack - Bonded Navy
A strictly limited edition in a fabric especially developed for Folk, this Daypack is a collaboration with cult Japanese label Hobo, a brand which celebrates both traditional craftsmanship and 21st century materials. Tape seams provide waterproofing, elongated straps to the zippers are in leather.
Waffle Socks - Orange
Cathal McAteer believes socks are important male fashion accessories, allowing for some unexpected luxury. These Waffle Socks are among Folk Clothing's most popular, finished in an orange waffle knit with, in a characteristic detail, a leather brand tab and button attached to one sock.
Hall Belt - Ecru
A webbing belt in a colourful woven geometric design exclusive to Folk Clothing, that's true to the brand's Modernist principles. The Hall Belt's tips and detailing are in a vegetable tanned leather that will get better and better with age.
The latest collection from Folk Clothing is now available here at Opumo.
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