Dressed to Kilt – Returns!

Event News, Fashion

Hot Scots get set to kick-off New York Fashion Week as the biggest Scottish fashion event takes place on January 27th, at the Grand Hall of the High Line Hotel, New York City. After a short break the event is back with a new format featuring A-list celebrities and world-class athletes from both sides of the Atlantic and this year the event will be a combination Ball & Fashion Show. It will be an elegant evening of romance, designs and music.

The show will be in a castle like setting in the Grand Hall of the High Line Hotel in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood. It will be formal Highland Dress, Black Tie or Ball Attire. The 2017 show will also celebrate “The Special Relationship” that exists between the USA and the UK.


The beneficiary of the Dressed to Kilt event is the Navy SEAL Foundation.

Image: Judy R. Clark designs / image DTK

NEW YORK EXAMINER – “Dressed to Kilt is one of New York’s hottest fashion shows”

WALL STREET JOURNAL – “For One Night the Scots Own the Runway” NEW YORK POST – “Dressed to Kilt is the global shop window for the work of Scotland’s designers. It is now a welcome fixture on the New York fashion calendar”.

LOS ANGELES TIMES – “A far cry from its humble beginnings, Dressed to Kilt has developed from a simple kilt show into the highest profile and most prestigious Scottish fashion show in the world. It is a show like no other. It features not only traditional kilts, but increasingly haute couture fit for royalty. It now showcases the latest cutting edge fashion from Scotland’s finest young talent as well as some of the world’s top designers who have embraced and incorporate “Scottishness” into their trademark styles”.

VANITY FAIR – “There is but one night a year in New York City to revel in Scottish fashion and it is called Dressed to Kilt. And oh what a night it is! More freewheeling and entertaining than any Bryant Park Fashion Week presentation. The evening allowed the stars, who studded the runway and the audience, to showcase their personas as much as their couture.”

TELEGRAPH.CO.UK – “Dressed to Kilt is now regarded as the largest and most impressive Scottish fashion event in the world”.

FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, NYC (FIT) – “WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What great fun and such a colorful and lively event that it took the meaning of fashion show to a totally new level! What an absolutely AMAZZZZZZZING evening. Well done.”

TIME OUT, NEW YORK – “The Scots owned New York City last night and the place to be was the Scots-centric fashion show, Dressed to Kilt. If you missed the show last night make sure that you put the date of next year’s show in your diary now.”

FASHIONISTA – “Dressed to Kilt is just cool, and it is New York cool. How else can you describe a show that gives you fabulous new designs from the UK, a raft of A-list celebrities on the catwalk, country music legends, great live musical performances, the best looking group of men ever assembled on a major runway and a post party highlighted by Kiefer Sutherland playing his version of Knocking on Heaven’s Door. As I said, just really cool”.

VOGUE.COM – “Scotland has a wealth of amazingly talented designers and artists and it is important to show that there is more to Scotland than its traditional associations. The Dressed to Kilt fashion show in New York City has helped open many of these doors”.

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