A top designer nominated in the upcoming Scottish Fashion Awards has used Harris Tweed from an island mill in about half of his collection.
House of Holland is nominated in the International section of the prestigious awards, alongside names like Rag & Bone, Mulberry and DAKS, which are due to be made in Glasgow in June.
Henry Holland works closely with the Harris Tweed Textiles mill in Carloway on Lewis to produce the collections and patterns which are now getting such incredible recognition.
After learning of the nomination, Henry Holland said: “I am delighted to be nominated for a Scottish Fashion Award for the use of Harris Tweed in my AW11 collection. The use of heritage fabrics often form the starting point to my collections and I love exploring the history behind them.”
Ann MacCallum, the managing director of the Carloway Mill, said they had worked closely with him to get the collections and patterns that Henry wanted. These are made exclusively for him so we are delighted they have been recognised.
“We are pleased to support him and the nomination also shows the work we have been doing in the Scottish Fashion stakes. We have supported Henry because he really understood the fabric and what could be done with it.”
Ann said that Holland’s creations were on the catwalk at the recent fashion show in Stornoway and he was said to have also stolen the show at London, Paris and Milan.
The Scottish Fashion Awards are due to be announced on Wednesday, June 15 at the Glasgow Science Centre.