Next month, some of the UK’s leading designers will help mark the centenary year of Harris Tweed with contributions to a fashion show which aims to showcase the iconic material.

Vivienne Westwood, Henry Holland, Ben Sherman and a string of Scottish designers including Deryck Walker, who won designer of the year in 2008 and 2009 at the Scottish style awards, will send designs for the show, being held in An Lanntair Art Centre, Stornoway on 12 March.

Judy R Clark, who was shortlisted designer of the year at the awards and Iona Crawford and Joyce Paton will also take part in the event, organised by the Harris Tweed Authority.

Lorna Macaulay, the organisation’s chief executive, said:

“This unique occasion will help to acknowledge the skill and support of the local community which this extraordinary cloth has enjoyed for over 100 years.

http://www.harristweed.org/