Hayley Scanlan

Grey Sheep

Location

dundee / United Kingdom

University

duncan of jordanstone college of art and design

Dundee born Hayley Scanlan learned the craft of dressmaking as a child under the direction of her Supergran 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 Super model Erin O’Connor, but also Vogue.co.uk naming Hayley as “Scotland’s coolest young designer.” Whilst studying in 2007, 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 8th season, H.S has established itself worldwide. The demand for Hayley’s work has soared and has been a firm favourite with Pop Princesses, most recently Pixie Lott, Foxes, Talia Storm and The Saturdays. H.S also made an appearance twice on hit TV show The X Factor and toured the U.K with the X Factor finalists 2015. 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. 2014 saw Hayley win “Scottish Young Designer of the Year” for the second time at the acclaimed ‘Scottish Fashion Awards” Ceremony in London, becoming the first ever young Designer to win this award twice. 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. The rise of H.S steadily and rapidly continues with the sell out "H.S Swim" Collection launched in 2015 and "H.S Mini" launching 2016. Hayley continues to work in her Design studio and live in her hometown of Dundee (UNESCO City of Design) with her twin boys Freddie & Oscar.