Fash­ion is in my blood. It’s all I ever wanted to do

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - NEWS -

HAY­LEY SCAN­LAN Fash­ion de­signer Dundee fash­ion de­signer Hay­ley Scan­lan’s fierce yet fem­i­nine de­signs have taken the fash­ion world by storm. She’s been fea­tured in Vogue, has been twice named Young Scot­tish De­signer of the Year and runs her own shop in Dundee.

“Fash­ion de­sign is some­thing I al­ways wanted to do, it’s in my blood,” she says.

“My gran was a dress­maker. She taught me and be­fore I even went to school I was mak­ing clothes for my Bar­bie.

“It’s a re­ally tough in­dus­try to work in though. I be­came preg­nant af­ter I grad­u­ated from Dun­can of Jor­dan­stone Col­lege of Art and De­sign and rais­ing my sons in Lon­don on my own just wasn’t an op­tion.

“I’m an or­di­nary girl from Dundee but I’ve man­aged to stay here and build up my busi­ness and brand by work­ing re­ally hard. I have a stu­dio here and the shop is do­ing very well.

“It shows you don’t re­ally need to have lots of money or be in a huge city like Lon­don to build your ca­reer in Scot­land.

“I ac­tu­ally col­lab­o­rated with the V&A Lon­don two years ago and the V&A in Dundee helped launch one of my la­bels in 2012.

“I think the V&A will help cham­pion and raise the pro­file of home-grown tal­ent be­cause they will have a whole sec­tion ded­i­cated to Scot­tish de­sign.”

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