DESIGNER STEPHANIE LAIRD

Stephanie Laird draws on her previous career as a ballet dancer – and long hours spent in the costume department – to create flattering, wearable pieces, knitted by hand in pure Scottish cashmere. After ten years designing for the acclaimed Hillary Rohde label and producing signature pieces for Pringle of Scotland, Mulberry, Bamford, Stella McCartney, Julien MacDonald, Graeme Black and others, she presents her new cashmere collection under her own name.

"I wanted to take hand-knitting on a quiet journey into a territory beyond jumpers, with texture and movement, silhouette and detail all working together."

Stephanie lives in Edinburgh with her husband, an architect, and their three children.