Nostalgia: A young Carol Smillie jumps for joy

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Egyptian textiles and accessories based on the shape of animal horns were among the weird and wonderful creations unveiled by students at the Edinburgh College of Art ahead of their annual Fashion Show.

The preview, a highlight of the city’s fashion calendar, shows the array of design talent in the Capital, with the students set to hold the full show in April.

A What Every Woman Wants fashion shoot in June 1989. Picture includes TV presenter Carol Smillie (left). Pic: TSPL

A What Every Woman Wants fashion shoot in June 1989. Picture includes TV presenter Carol Smillie (left). Pic: TSPL

And as these pictures show, Edinburgh has always been a city with a good sense of style when it comes to clothing.

The city’s Westfield Autocar Company Ltd was showing off the latest styles – and a classic 1912 Morris Oxford – when it held its annual fashion show in 1964. The sleeveless dress was the major style that year, as shown by Miss Sheila Robertson as she waited for a bus on Princes Street.

A young Carol Smillie was jumping for joy as she took part in a very 80s fashion shoot – check out the big T-shirts, leg warmers and of course everyone in sunglasses – alongside some equally enthusiastic models at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in 1989 for the clothing What Every Woman Wants.

Of course Scottish fashion has always had a sense of the traditional, and in 1962 FW Woolworths at the East End of Princes Street had a model show off its ancient McMillan tartan man-tailored semi-kilt designed by Paxton

Living Memories supplement.  Westfield Autocar Company Ltd fashion show at old car'Fashion show at car showroom 1960's

Living Memories supplement. Westfield Autocar Company Ltd fashion show at old car'Fashion show at car showroom 1960's

Hague.

In 1973 it was all about denim, and staff at a clothes stores on Cockburn Street were happy to show off the many different styles of denim on sale.

Miss Sheila Robertson in sleeveless dress

Miss Sheila Robertson in sleeveless dress