Vivienne Westwood to be honoured at Scottish Fashion Awards

Vivienne Westwood

The Scottish Fashion Awards will tonight be inducting designer Vivienne Westwood into their hall of fame.

The awards, now in their 9th year, look to recognise all levels of Scottish design talent and Westwood joins the likes of Sam McKnight, Stella Tennant, and Colin McDowell in their hall of fame.

Westwood, who shot to fame in the UK in the 1970’s for shaping the look of the punk movement and brining it into the mainstream, now also campaigns numerous climate change and nuclear disarmament charities.

The awards founder, entrepreneur Tessa Hartmann, commented that “Vivienne has had an undeterred loyalty and unparalleled love and passion for Scottish textiles and fabrics, which she has consistently used within her collections throughout the years,”

“She personifies the powerful and subversive originality of British fashion and has done more for Scottish textiles than probably any other designer in this generation. Her brand name is synonymous with the tartan pattern and her fascination for this iconic fabric is unrelenting. By using a mix of different tartans, her ensembles explore the rich depth of colour and diversity of the traditional checked pattern that is adorned around the world.”

The event, one of the highlights of the Scottish fashion calendar, will be attended by a host of designers and famous names from the industry in London tonight.

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