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Scottish Fashion Awards to honour Vivienne Westwood

By FashionUnited


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Dame Vivienne Westwood is set to be inducted into the Scottish Fashion Awards’

‘Hall of Fame’ at its ninth annual awards ceremony, which takes place tonight in London.

Chosen for her “undeterred loyalty and unparalleled love and passion for Scottish textiles and fabrics”, Westwood is being recognised for establishing her Gold, Red and Man labels and Anglomania collection, as well for the “significant impact” she has made for campaigning for human rights and environmental issues, namely ‘Climate Revolution’.

Scottish Fashion Awards’ founder, Dr Tessa Hartmann said: “Dame Vivienne personifies the powerful and subversive originality for 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. She even created her own clan and tartan named MacAndreas, named after her husband and design partner, Andreas Kronthaler.”

Alistair Carmichael, secretary of state for Scotland, added: “The Scottish fashion industry will be forever indebted to Dame Westwood, who has established a lasting legacy for Scottish textiles, yarns and fabrics.”

Past inductees into the awards’ ‘Hall of Fame’ include model Stella Tennant, hair stylist Sam McKnight and photographer Rankin.

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