Hayley Scanlan: My Dundee
Young Scottish Designer of the Year, Hayley Scanlan, burst onto the scene in 2009 when her Duncan of Jordanstone Textile Design Degree Show New Frontiers caught the eye of supermodel Erin O’Connor and vogue.co.uk, naming Hayley as Scotland’s coolest young designer. Here she tells us what she loves about her hometown, Dundee.
Home is where the heart is – how true is this statement for you?
I was born and bred in Dundee. I moved away for a year in 2007 to LA and London for internships at Jeremy Scott and I-D Magazine but became really homesick and came home. It is important to me to raise my boys around all my family and friends. Also, I have a massive customer base for H.S in Scotland and I couldn’t be where I am today without them.
What excites you most about Dundee?
Probably the changes and transformation. It is great to see as there are more things happening and opportunities available.
Biggest change you’ve seen in recent years?
The creative community is constantly expanding. The increasing number of designers and artists based in the city is amazing too.
Most likely to be seen?
At Wasps Studios where my studio is based.
Best places for..
The Strawberry Daiquiri from DCA Jute Bar is divine.
A walk in the park?
Roseangle Park, I am always there with my two twin boys, Freddie and Oscar.
Spex Pistols (pictured left), one of the coolest shops in Dundee. The staff are amazing and they have a great selection of glasses.
To see Hayley’s latest collection, visit www.hayleyscanlan.com.