A TRIP to London for Hawick High School design students became unforgettable when they ‘bumped’ into fashion royalty Vivienne Westwood.
The group of 17 senior pupils were in the capital as part of the school’s Creative Fashion course, which allows students to design and make their own clothes and jewellery using recycled materials. And while on the three-day trip not only did they visit Johnstons of Elgin’s showrooms at Westminster and the luxury company Brora in Sloan Square which stocks the mill’s garments, but were lucky enough to spot the legendary British designer.
Course co-founder Clair Hood stated: “Bumping’ into Vivienne when we visited her studio was unplanned. The girls were told not to look at or communicate with her as she was too busy putting a collection together and was very stressed, but at least they saw her.”
Highlighting their Johnstons-related visits, organised by Hawick boss Nick Bannerman, she added: “It was great for the students to see the garments that were made in Hawick and on display in London.”
They also visited the Fashion and Textile Museum, and renowned Central St Martin’s College.