Hayley Scanlan presents.......We Will Dance Again
Overgate Shopping Centre
Dundee DD1 1UQ, UK
H.S by Hayley Scanlan is an affordable, accessible, and contemporary slow fashion womenswear brand bridging the gap between high street and high end.
In an up close and personal event featuring a sewing workshop for children and adults at the SRD Fashion Festival Pop-Up space in Overgate Shopping Centre, Hayley will showcase and talk through her new capsule collection for A/W21 collection “We will dance again”, for an exclusive first buy opportunity following the SRD Runway show earlier in the week at V&A Dundee.
Being a slow fashion brand, her mission is to provide contemporary yet high quality garments that are made to last a lifetime but are inclusive of everyone and will never go out of style. Sustainability is a huge factor for Hayley, who focuses on all her work being ethically made (everything hand made by seamstresses in Dundee) with a mission to gradually transform the H.S brand into a 100% sustainable brand by 2023. H.S by Hayley Scanlan launched in 2012 and has continued to grow ever since selling independently direct to customers in countries all over the world.
Dundee born contemporary womenswear designer Dr. Hayley Scanlan first learned the art of dressmaking from Supergran Ella Bonar. This early experience inspired Hayley to study Textiles at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) where she emerged as an individual talent in the spectacular style which would quickly become her trademark when her Degree Show ‘New Frontiers’ caught the attention of Supermodel Erin O’Connor and Vogue.co.uk with the latter naming her ‘Scotland’s coolest young designer'. Before returning to DJCAD to finish her degree Hayley interned as a Print Designer with L.A. based superstar designer Jeremy Scott (currently creative director of Moschino) in Hollywood before heading to the UK fashion capital to assist Francesca Burns (previously fashion editor at British Vogue) at iD magazine in London.
In 2012 Hayley was named 'Scottish Young Designer of the Year' at the Scottish Fashion Awards, before winning the title again in 2014, the first person to win the coveted award twice, and launched her now established diffusion line, 'H·S', with it’s debut collection ‘Velvet Venom’, a collaboration with the V&A, from her own recently opened design studio based in her home town of Dundee.
After launching in 2012 'H·S' has increased both in scale and scope, becoming a firm favourite with U.K Pop Princesses Little Mix, Pixie Lott, Jessie J to name but a few. Also collaborating with high street giants Topshop Oxford Circus and Debenhams. 'H·S' opened their first store in 2017 and Hayley’s creative collaboration with V&A Dundee and her hometown continues to strengthen, V&A Dundee named her a 'Design Champion' for their new Scottish Design Museum, and the University of Dundee awarded her an honorary doctorate for her outstanding contribution to being a creative ambassador for the city in 2019.
Dr. Hayley Scanlan’s work proves that moving to a fashion capital to have a successful brand is not a necessity. 'H.S' continues to grow, and Hayley continues live and work in Dundee with her twin Sons Freddie and Oscar.
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