There is always an immeasurable air of excitement surrounding Hayley Scanlan’s fashion show and the launch of 2015’s Spring/Summer H.S collection was no different.
Dundee Contemprary Arts Centre was the venue chosen for an exclusive catwalk show by Hayley for industry insiders, loyal customers and press. The unique event was strategically integrated amongst art, photography, film and fashion exhibitions currently on display within DCA, including work by celebrity stylist Maripol, whom in the 70’s and 80’s worked alongside superstars including Madonna, Debbie Harry and Grace Jones.
Scanlan”s latest offering ‘True Blue’ draws refreshing similarities as the new collection is inspired by iconic female heroines of the 1970’s. A childhood infatuation of Mairpol’s muse Madonna solidified the collaborative event which was held on Saturday 9th May 2015.
Hayley continues to make an impact on the UK fashion scene and is still consistently impressing customers, bloggers and stylists with her unique silhouettes and cutting edge prints. Dressing muscians including Pixie Lott, The Saturdays and finalists on The X Factor tour amongst other top celebrities and fashionistas.
The Scottish Fashion Awards ‘Young Designer of the Year” winner is set to create a fashion fuss in her home city and beyond with the launch of the spring/summer diffusion line which is readily available to purchase online now.
Hayley’s garments were complemented completely by volume, texture, plaits and waves created by award winning McIntyres Salons, giving each individual model a unique hairstyle. Bronze, sun-kissed make up by Jill Sime and Carol Patterson finalised the fun yet sophisticated look. Strutting down the catwalk to Stevie Nicks, The Rolling Stones and ‘Beam Me Up’ by Midnight Magic, the models were flirty and playful. The engaged audience excitedly whispering to friends, pointing out what might be their next purchase.
Shirt dresses in blue and white denim stood out for me, very easy to wear and complementing for both day and evening. My summer events will be polished with the unique lace garments including a full circle skirt and dress. I am also placing my order for the show piece ‘True Blue’ embroidered raglan jacket that I pleasurably adorned at the close of show. All of Hayley’s pieces have striking emphasis on detail including chunky silver hoops and her signature punky zips making the collection pretty yet far from plain and each silhouette is designed to complement the female physique considerably.
Check out the latest H.S ‘True Blue’ collection now. Online at hayleyscanlan.com
Long live the VEF and she did it again, Hayley Scanlan, Scotland’s Fashion QUEEN.
Images by TShawts (Tammy Lyn Shaw). Film by Son of the Sea (Dylan Drummond).