April 25, 2017

Mark Hogarth, sustainable fashion

Mark Hogarth, creative director of Harris Tweed Hebrides, graduated in geopolitics at Strathclyde University (UK).

From 2001 to 2005 he served as a parliamentary investigator for Minister Brian Wilson. Additionally, from 2000 to 2008 he spent three months a year working in Japan as a model, collaborating with labels such as Kenzo, Issey Miyake and Commes Des Garçons, where he developed a new view of the fashion world and the luxury of craftsmanship.

From 2008 he is the creative director of Harris Tweed Hebrides, main manufacturer of Harris Tweed textile in the U.K. Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Commes des Garçons, Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen are some of the high fashion labels that have used their textiles, and its association with others like Topman and Converse has reached younger audiences. The Harris Tweed certificate is given to a cloth handwoven by islanders at the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, made from pure virgin wool.

At the III BIAAF Forum, Mark Hogarth will explain how returning to traditional techniques makes of Harris Tweed Hebrides a standout among its competitors while committing to sustainable production.