New York’s Dressed to Kilt Harris Tweed party

THE HARRIS Tweed Authority celebrated the iconic fabric’s centenary at the ‘Dressed to Kilt’ event in New York recently.

The high profile, celebrity packed, international Scottish catwalk show is held annually in the Big Apple to raise funds for the Friends of Scotland and Erskine charities.

Brian Wilson, chairman of Harris Tweed Hebrides, commented on the Tweed centenary celebrations at the 2011 fashion show, saying: “It is a privilege to support the Harris Tweed Authority’s centenary recognition in New York. The city has played a big part in the history of Harris Tweed.

“The good news is that the US market is coming back,” he continued, expanding: “This year, we have welcomed J.Crew and Theory as cutting edge new clients, alongside established ones like Brooks Brothers and Rag & Bone.”

The 2011 Dressed to Kilt show is proudly supported by title sponsor The Glenlivet® and is presented together with the Scottish textiles industry.

The annual event is a cornerstone of Scotland Week which takes place each year around 3 – 10 April, and includes Tartan Day – when Scotland takes over the city - on April 6.

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