Legendary fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood has joined the Hall of Fame at the Scottish Fashion Awards thanks to her loyalty to tartan textiles.
Over the years, Westwood has paraded a wide variety of tartan on the catwalk at her fashion shows.
Not only does she fights for bees, the environment and against fracking, but she has also become a key ambassador of British fashion and a key asset to Scottish textile manufacturers, which contributes £1bn a year to the economy. The English designer joins an iconic hall of Scottish talent that includes Stella Tennant, Rankin, Albert Watson, Colin McDowell and Sam McKnight.
Tessa Hartmann, the founder of the awards, said: “She [Westwood] personifies the powerful and subversive originality of British fashion and has done more for Scottish textiles than probably any other designer of her generation. Her brand name is synonymous with the tartan pattern and her fascination for this iconic fabric is unrelenting.”
Scottish Fashion Awards 2014
Scottish Fashion Awards 2014
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16-year-old Jean Campbell was crowned Scottish Model of the Year
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Christopher Kane was named Scottish Designer of the Year
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Model David Gandy poses with the Founder's Award
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Amy Macdonald poses with the Scottish Fashion Icon of the Year Award
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Simone Rocha poses with the International Designer Award
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Hayley Scanlan poses with the Scottish Young Designer of the Year Award
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Legendary fashion designer Vivienne Westwood has joined the Hall of Fame at the Scottish Fashion Awards
As Pixie Lott performed a surprise acoustic set to the audience, the Scottish talent within the fashion industry was celebrated in London yesterday at the annual ceremony, the ninth since it was founded in 2006.
Alongside the buoyant designer, one of the Duchess of Cambridge’s favourites, Christopher Kane, was named Scottish Designer of the Year. Also 16-year-old Jean Campbell was crowned Scottish Model of the Year after securing Burberry campaigns and featuring in British and Italian Vogue editorials. Male model David Gandy gets the Founder;s Award and singer Amy Macdonald was named Scottish Fashion Icon.
The Secretary of State for Scotland Alistair Carmichael MP said: “Looking at the winners and nominees we are reminded of the importance their businesses play in exporting and promoting Scottish creativity, design and culture on the world stage.”
This is not the only time of the year the fashion talent is applauded in the UK. The British Fashion Awards was also established in 1989 and it takes place in London every year to celebrate British designers, emerging talent, creative and models. But with the on going debate over Scottish Independence, the Scottish Fashion Awards have become more and more relevant.Reuse content