Over the years, Westwood has paraded a wide variety of tartan on the catwalk at her fashion shows.
Not only does she fights for bees, the environment and against fracking, but she has also become a key ambassador of British fashion and a key asset to Scottish textile manufacturers, which contributes £1bn a year to the economy. The English designer joins an iconic hall of Scottish talent that includes Stella Tennant, Rankin, Albert Watson, Colin McDowell and Sam McKnight.
Tessa Hartmann, the founder of the awards, said: “She [Westwood] personifies the powerful and subversive originality of British fashion and has done more for Scottish textiles than probably any other designer of her generation. Her brand name is synonymous with the tartan pattern and her fascination for this iconic fabric is unrelenting.”
Scottish Fashion Awards 2014