Har­ris Tweed wows Glas­gow crowds

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

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.

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