Hayley Scanlan – Biography
DUNDEE BORN HAYLEY SCANLAN LEARNED THE CRAFT OF DRESSMAKING AS A CHILD UNDER THE DIRECTION OF HER BELOVED GRANDMOTHER ELLA BONAR. HAYLEY BURST ONTO THE SCENE IN 2009 WHEN HER DUNCAN OF JORDANSTONE TEXTILE DESIGN DEGREE SHOW COLLECTION "NEW FRONTIERS' CAUGHT THE EYE OF NOT ONLY SUPERMODEL ERIN O'CONNOR, BUT ALSO VOGUE.CO.UK NAMING HAYLEY AS "FAST BECOMING SCOTLAND'S COOLEST YOUNG DESIGNER."
WHILST STUDYING HAYLEY INTERNED AS A PRINT DESIGNER WITH L.A BASED SUPERSTAR DESIGNER JEREMY SCOTT (NOW CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF MOSCHINO) IN HOLLYWOOD FOR 9 MONTHS, BEFORE HEADING TO THE UK CAPITAL OF FASHION, LONDON WHERE SHE BRIEFLY ASSISTED FRANCESCA BURNS (NOW FASHION EDITOR AT BRITISH VOGUE) AT I.D MAGAZINE. HAYLEY THEN RETURNED TO COMPLETE HER DEGREE YEAR AT DUNCAN OF JORDANSTONE COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN IN DUNDEE.
Hayley won 'Young Scottish Designer of the Year' in 2012 at the acclaimed Scottish Fashion Awards and successfully set up a design studio in her hometown of Dundee, in the same year she was made an official ambassador for the creative City. November 2012, seen Hayley launch her diffusion line H.S and debut collection 'Velvet Venom' in collaboration with The Victoria and Albert Museum.
Now successfully in its 4th season, H.S has established itself worldwide alongside the Hayley Scanlan Luxury Label. The demand for Hayley's work has soared and has been seen on many celebrities including Marina and the Diamonds, Little Mix, Stooshe, Jessie J and most recently Foxes, Talia Storm and The Saturdays. H.S also made an appearance twice on hit TV show The X Factor.
In 2013 the H.S brand was chosen by Topshop as the only UK designer to feature in their pop up boutique at their flagship Oxford Street store during London Fashion Week. This success seen Hayley gaining support from High Street giants Debenhams, where she has out sold personal pop up shops in their Scottish stores.
With manifesting interest at a high Hayley was commissioned by the award winning Scottish Dance Theatre for their critically acclaimed Dance Production 'Sisgo' which is currently touring the world.
H.S and Hayley Scanlan has appeared in many high caliber publications including i-D Magazine, Vogue, Vogue Italia, Grazia, SYN and O.K to name but a few.
Hayley continues to work and live in her hometown of Dundee with her twin boys.
Hayley Scanlan – The Label
Hayley Scanlan - Womenswear luxury brand focusing primarily on the quality and detail of the garment, ensuring each and every garment is beautifully unique and hand finished to the highest quality. With a massive obsession for detail and hand embellishment on each garment, the finer elements of her craft enhance the unique style of her work.
H.S - Boutique brand that is fun, wearable and affordable, yet still retains similar work and style of the “Hayley Scanlan” brand. The “H.S” Lady knows how to make a statement and stand out from the crowd.
Hayley Scanlan Bridal Party Collection – Coming Soon, 2014