For Spring 2021, Scotch & Soda brings a bold attitude to everyday dressing inspired by an original Nordic folktale.

Celebrating the power of self-expression, the collection connects classic with eclectic to establish a unique contemporary dress code that reflects the free-thinking spirit of the Scotch woman.

This new aesthetic sees workwear classics and denim – the core of every collection – reworked into a chic newtility uniform, elevated in rich fabrics and with subtly extravagant details.

Influenced by military outfits in the tale, key looks are executed in understated shades of khaki, army green and sand, and energised with pops of pink. A high-neck cotton twill shirt is feminised with ruffles and broderie anglaise, while a coordinating trucker jacket and high-waisted trousers come in soft- shine corduroy. Cargo trousers woven from recycled cotton and linen are cut in oversized proportions, and a clean wool-blend longline overshirt has military pocketing and stud detailing on the back and sleeves – clean designs instilled with an easy elegance that offer versatile wardrobe solutions.

Denim takes on a tailored look that expands on uniform dressing. A sleek belted denim jacket is paired with liquid-blue straight-leg jeans woven from a lyocell blend, and a boxy cotton trucker jacket in a vibrant seasonal pink is matched with boyfriend jeans finished with contrast stitching. Denim remains a focus for responsible design for spring: over half the seasonal range contains responsible fabrics or washes. This includes our new fit, the Charm, a sleek high-rise flare offered in two washes that contain organic cotton blends. All labels, zip tapes and stitching on our five-pocket jeans are made with recycled polyester, while the majority of back patches use recycled leather.

Refined essentials unite the collection, with an emphasis on ease and twists to timeless prints, from a fluid checked jumpsuit, to a graphic vertical striped jumper. Volume is explored in shirting and knitwear amplified with balloon sleeves, and full paper-bag trousers that nod to the fantastical, feminine silhouettes in the tale, but infused with a tough edge.

Vivid prints round up the season, contrasted against simple shapes. Ornate tapestry prints which depict the story of the folktale lead, appearing on a signature double-breasted suit. Fun numerical patterns drawn from military dog tags and bleeding florals are also prominent, all bespoke and hand- sketched in-house.

By effortlessly connecting the unexpected, Spring 21 offers a unique perspective on modern daywear that’s grounded in authentic, playfully detailed designs.