Building a Global Brand from Scotland with Dr Hayley Scanlan, Creative Director of 'H·S'

Thursday, April 2, 2020, 5:30 – 7:00 PM UTC

Dr Hayley Scanlan is the Founder & Creative Director of Hayley Scalan Studio, styled as 'H·S'. After launching in 2012 'H·S' has become a favourite with U.K Pop Princesses Little Mix, Pixie Lott, Jessie J as well as collaborating with Topshop and Debenhams. Hayley was named Scottish Young Designer of the Year in 2012 & 2014 and was recently featured on Netflix's inaugural 'Next in Fashion' series.

About this event

What you need to know:

Who: Dr Hayley Scanlan, Founder & Creative Director of 'H·S'

When: Thursday 2 April 2020

Time: 6:30pm

Where: Online (Link available with ticket purchase)

What Else: GREAT People

Dundee born contemporary womenswear designer Dr. Hayley Scanlan first learned the art of dressmaking from Supergran Ella Bonar. This early experience inspired Hayley to study Textiles at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) where she emerged as an individual talent in the spectacular style which would quickly become her trademark when her Degree Show ‘New Frontiers’ caught the attention of Supermodel Erin O’Connor and with the latter naming her ‘Scotland’s coolest young designer'.

Before returning to DJCAD to finish her degree Hayley interned as a Print Designer with L.A. based superstar designer Jeremy Scott (currently creative director of Moschino) in Hollywood before heading to the UK fashion capital to assist Francesca Burns (previously fashion editor at British Vogue) at iD magazine in London.

In 2012 Hayley was named 'Scottish Young Designer of the Year' at the Scottish Fashion Awards, before winning the title again in 2014, the first person to win the coveted award twice, and launched her now established diffusion line, 'H·S', with it’s debut collection ‘Velvet Venom’, a collaboration with the V&A, from her own recently opened design studio based in her home town of Dundee.

After launching in 2012 'H·S' has increased both in scale and scope, becoming a firm favourite with U.K Pop Princesses Little Mix, Pixie Lott, Jessie J to name but a few. Also collaborating with high street giants Topshop Oxford Circus and Debenhams.

'H·S' opened their first store in 2017 and Hayley’s creative collaboration with the V&A and her hometown continues to strengthen, with the V&A naming her a 'Design Champion' for their new Scottish Design Museum, and the University of Dundee awarding her an honorary doctorate for her outstanding contribution to being a creative ambassador for the city in 2019. Hayley is proving that moving to a fashion capital to have a successful brand is not a necessity.

'H.S' continues to grow and Hayley continues live and work in Dundee with her twin sons Freddie and Oscar.

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Thursday, April 2, 2020
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM UTC


5:30 PMFood, drinks, and chatting
5:45 PMFireside Chat
6:45 PMRelationship Building