Dame Vivienne Westwood will be inducted into the Scottish Fashion Awards Hall of Fame tonight at the organization’s ninth annual awards ceremony taking place in London. The iconic punk designer joins previous honorees including model Stella Tennant, photographer Rankin and hairstylist Sam McKnight in receiving the accolade, aimed to celebrate those who have made "a significant contribution to Scottish fashion and industry".
"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," Tessa Hartmann, the founder of the awards, said. "She personifies the powerful and subversive originality of British fashion and has done more for Scottish textiles than probably any other designer of her 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 adored around the world."