Drapers Magazine March 2015
Drapers asked key figures across the fashion industry to nominate the women they feel have inspired their careers in honour of International Women’s Day on Sunday March 8.
Holly Hastie nominated Barbara Horspool as one of Fashion's Inspiring Women
"I would like to nominate Barbara Horspool for her style, energy and enthusiasm – she is truly inspiring. I spent several years working closely with her when she was international design director at [French retailer] Etam and having learnt so much from her I then took over from her as head of design when she went to M&S [in 2001]. I have followed her career ever since and she has always improved each brand she directs. She did a wonderful job at Jigsaw another company I know well having worked closely with [Jigsaw co-founder] John Robinson myself as Kew’s head of design. I am very excited to see her first ranges at The White Company [which she joined at the end of last year]."
Holly Hastie, design director of kidswear brand HOLLY HASTIE