Sinead Thorpe is a talented new womanswear designer with an exciting new collection full of modern ideas, interesting silhouettes and luxury fabrics! Based in London she has created each garment with a completely modern feel whilst pushing the boundaries of femininity. The cut of each piece has been beautifully completed and immaculately draped moving far away from the traditional body shape that was popular in the 1950s.
However the unusual angles that the fabrics create still remain flattering on a female figure. Combining a variety of textures with many combined fabrics makes a 3Dimensional phenomenon, which is aesthetically pleasing to look at from every angle. Her prints, which she designs herself, are realistic, digitally printed and have become one of the central elements of her designs which really give her a recognizable style.
Amor magazine caught up with Sinead to find out more about her and her designs! Let’s see what she says,
Why did you choose to pursue fashion design?
I thoroughly enjoy the technical process of design, I love to see garments in pieces and experimenting with different cuts.
If you could summarise your collection in three words what would they be?
Clean, Purism, Fresh
What kind of woman do you design for?
I make minimalistic functional clothing for the modern androgynous woman.
Where do you get your inspiration?
I am influenced by digital culture, aesthetics surrounding technology, and the development of evolution. Through experimental pattern cutting I become inspired by oversized silhouettes with clean finishes.
Which is your favourite piece of the collection?
My favourite piece is the big white dress with a single Iris on the front. It was the last piece I designed and so the end of my development, I love the simplicity of it, I think it really ties up the whole collection.
How do you develop a print for a garment? Can you talk us through the process?
I create realistic prints using photographs of the people and nature around me. For this collection I photographed marble rock and developed it into a fade out through CAD, this is then digitally printed onto the fabric. I feel digital print is the best method for my designs as I like to use realistic prints.
Is their anything-exciting happening in the future for you as a fashion designer that we should look out for?
I am currently working for a brand as an assistant designer, whilst working on my new line. My new collection will be ready to wear and coming out in the fall, it will be available to buy from my website www.sinead-thorpe.com.
So definitely keep a look out for Sinead’s next collections but for now you can check out Sinead on Twitter and Instagram. Also view her website for more information and contact details:
Words: Rebecca Jayne Wood