Scottish Fashion Awards to honour Vivienne Westwood

Scottish Fashion Awards to honour Vivienne Westwood

Scotland celebrates the queen of tartan

Tonight, Dame Vivienne Westwood is set to be inducted into the Scottish Fashion Awards’ hall of fame, as the organisation’s ninth annual awards ceremony takes place in London

Apart from being recognised for establishing her Gold, Red and Man labels and Anglomania collection  which saw the British designer campaigning for climate change awareness and human rights  Vivienne Westwood will be honoured for her "undeterred loyalty and unparalleled love...for Scottish textiles and fabrics," said Tessa Hartmann, the Scottish Fashion Awards' founder.

The orange-haired designer will be joining past inductees into the awards' hall of fame including model Stella Tennant, hair stylist Sam McKnight and photographer Rankin.

Hartmann noted that Westwood "has done more for Scottish textiles than probably any other designer in this generation...By using a mix of different tartans, Westwood's ensembles explore the rich depth of color and diversity of the traditional checked pattern." Also pointing out that Westwood has even designed her own tartan, dubbed MacAndreas, after the designer's husband and design partner Andreas Kronthaler.

Alistair Carmichael, secretary of state for Scotland, believes that Westwood has "established a lasting legacy for Scottish textiles, yarns and fabrics." 



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