Scottish Fashion Awards to honour Vivienne Westwood
Scotland celebrates the queen of tartan
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.
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."