Word is slowly traveling across the globe about young designer Hayley Scanlan and with good reason. It’s difficult to categorize Hayley Scanlan’s designs and quite frankly she prefers it this way. What remains obvious is her love of geometry, symmetrical shapes and the love of the 80’s. It seems as if Hayley designs are that of a modern day version of Mad Max meshed with a hint of Goth.With a background in printed textiles, Hayley designs her own fabric to create garments that she can rightfully call her own. Though its double the work, the reward is a wondrously designed and one of a kind Hayley Scanlan dress.
Who’s been your greatest inspiration from a design point of view?
My greatest inspiration was my Gran AKA Sups (short for Supergran), I spent a lot of time with her growing up. She was a dress maker and a very talented lady, but never got the chance to use her talents. She taught me how to knit, sew, and always encouraged me to use my imagination and be creative ever since I was a little girl, and that’s all I have ever done. It’s also one of the main reasons why I have never given up; designing is my true love and the thought of not being able to do it as a career really freaks me out – we are only here once after all! – Interview with Zeitgeist Magazine 10.13.2011
Specializing in Womenswear, Hayley Scanlan strongly focuses on the surface design of the garment on a clean, simple cut, wearable silhouette. Educated in Textile Design (BA Hons) at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and having interned as a Print Designer at Jeremy Scott (Beverly Hills), Hayley design’s all her own printed fabrics which she further produces into garments. With a massive obsession for added detail and her signature use of hand embellishment on each & every garment, all detailed elements together enhance the unique style of her working, garments & label.