Our very own Hayley Scanlan, Scottish Young Designer of the Year, has been invited to preview her latest fashion collection in New York, as part of a week long programme of events celebrating Scotland.
Hayley’s latest designs will be showing at the “From Scotland With Love” fashion show on Monday 8thApril, the centrepiece of New York’s much loved ‘Tartan Week’ and billed as the most prestigious Scottish fashion show in the world. The fundraising fashion event aspires to bring designers together, who are working with Scottish textiles, from across the world and showcase their talent to an international audience.
Hayley, tipped by the fashion industry (and Creative Dundee!) as one to watch before she had even left Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in 2009, will preview her new AW13 collection “The Queen of Hearts” in New York. Using an eclectic mash of references, from Mary Queen of Scots to the inimitable punk style of 80’s icon Debbie Harry and the punk movement, the collection is made up of jackets, skirts and signature print dresses in a royal inspired colour palette of cobalt blue, deep red and a black & white Prince of Wales check. Patent leather black trims, lacing-up detail and chunky silver zips are used for embellishment.
“Debbie Harry is one of my icons. I loved the idea of pairing someone like her, with an equally rebellious heroine, Mary Stuart, the former Queen of Scotland. This is a collection that has taken me deep into the heart of my Scottish roots and represents a strong and feisty femininity.” said Hayley.
Hayley’s designs will be modelled on the catwalk by high profile celebrities supporting the charitable event and seen by an audience made up of influential buyers, fashion media, celebrities and business figureheads. A new theme for the show “The Scottish Lion meets the Asian Dragon” brings an international flavour to the patriotic event.