Harris Tweed wows Glasgow crowds
A unique collaboration between Harris Tweed Hebrides and Pakistan’s leading fashion designer has created a stunning couture collection that was showcased last Friday night at Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow, writes Neill Bo Finlayson.
Hassan Sheheryar Yasin – known as the designer HSY – was invited by UK Medical Aid to Pakistan to design a collection using the iconic fabric as the centre-piece for its annual fundraising dinner which is being held outside London for the first time. He created a couture collection which incorporates Harris Tweed into a range of contemporary ladies’ and men’s fashion with a Pakistani identity.
Yasin, who travelled from Lahore for the event, said: ‘It has been a privilege to work with such a wonderful natural fabric which is known the world over. It is the perfect setting for the marriage of HSY and Harris Tweed Hebrides.’
More than 400 guests raised funds for UK Medical Aid to Pakistan and for The Linda Norgrove Foundation, the Lewis-based charity which supports women’s and children’s projects in Afghanistan.
Harris Tweed Hebrides chairman Brian Wilson, said: ‘There are some lovely synergies in this project.
‘Lewis has a highly respected Pakistani community of long-standing who are very familiar with Harris Tweed. I am sure they will take particular satisfaction from this superb blending of two cultures.’
Hassan Sheheryar Yasin, known as HSY, designed a collection using the iconic Hebridean fabric.