Store Blog

Kestin Hare "Northern Shores" SS17 Collection

The SS17 collection from Kestin Hare titled Northern Shores, draws inspiration from a summer road trip around the northern head of Scotland, on ‘Scotland’s routh 66’ – the North Coast 500. The journey took in over 500 miles of dramatic coastal scenery – weathered rock pools and white sand beaches set against a backdrop of commanding mountain terrain and eroded shorelines.

This season there was a focus on developing light weight, transitional layering pieces to contend with the nature of the unpredictable weather, essential for our ever changing climate. The collection considers the wardrobe of today’s modern man – switching between urban life and the desire to escape the city and set off into the wild.

Introducing Kestin Hare

Muddy George is proud to be the exclusive North American stockist of Kestin Hare, which was established in 2014. The brand embodies Hare's 15 years experience (former creative director of Common People and Head of Design at Nigel Cabourn) of UK quality manufacturing and craftsmanship, retaining a clean, contemporary aesthetic for which he has become known for, combined with unique fabric sourcing.

The collections are designed from Hare's Edinburgh-based studio and the brand has grown it's retail presence throughout 2015 with two stores in Scotland and two in London.

The current Fall/Winter 16 collection titled 'The Living Mountain' draws inspiration from the pages of the Nan Shepard's mountaineering cult classic of the same name. It's a book documenting Shepard's explorations through the Cairngorm Mountains in the Scottish Highlands. Shepard's epic and visually descriptive prose became a starting point for the colour, texture and print explored throughout the collection. Muted blues, earth tones, charcoals and iridescent icy shades stem from stunning passages depicting the mountains, expansive valleys, granite streams and sparse plateaus.