Vivienne Westwood will be honoured at the Scottish Fashion Awards

hellomagazine.com Dame Vivienne Westwood will be honoured at the Scottish Fashion Awards ceremony on Monday night.

The 73-year-old designer will join the likes of Stella Tennant and Rankin in the awards' Hall of Fame, which recognises those who made a significant contribution to Scottish fashion.

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Vivienne Westwood will be honoured for her contribution to Scottish fashion

With a celebrity following that includes Kate Moss, Helena Bonham Carter and Naomi Campbell, Vivienne has become a red-carpet favourite, and is renowned for her tartan and punk-inspired collections in her Anglomania line.

Her empire also features her Gold, Red and Man labels, which counts celebrity fans including Daisy Lowe, Marion Cotillard and Scarlett Johansson.

Dr Tessa Hartmann, who co-founded the awards, revealed that it was Vivienne's "undeterred loyalty and unparalleled love and passion for Scottish textiles" which saw her making a huge imprint on the industry.

"She personifies the powerful and subversive originality for British fashion and has done more for Scottish textiles than probably any other designer in this generation," she added. "Her brand name is synonymous with the tartan pattern and her fascination for this iconic fabric is unrelenting."

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Vivienne shocked fans when she shaved off her iconic bright orange hair


Alongside her work in the fashion industry, Vivienne is often spotted campaigning for human rights and environmental issues. Earlier this year she shocked fans when she shaved off her iconic bright orange hair, to support the fight against climate change.

"Vivienne cut her hair as we must all wake up to climate change," said a spokesperson for the designer. "And secondly, she wanted to cut the red out for a while and have it white – to show that she's proud of her age."

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