Designing and creating garments is what feeds my soul, it is a part of who I am. I am consistently drawn to themes that are of a personal nature (whether that be my own experiences or society as a whole) where I can delve deep into my emotions and thoughts to create conceptual and thoughtful garments.
Throughout my life, I have experienced my own personal mental ill-health struggles. Fashion and creativity has been the most beneficial way of helping me cope with this. It is both my solace and joy. I have always felt a strong desire to give back to the mental health sector one day as I was fortunate to receive professional help which saved my life.
When I was working on my final year collection at London College of Fashion, I decided the theme would be on mental ill-health, to raise awareness of mental health conditions, the realities people face daily, and the surrounding stigmas and misconceptions.
My collection naturally formed an open dialogue between people who wanted to unpick the meanings behind each piece, talk about mental health, and sometimes even openly share their own experiences. I realised this was a topic that lies within us all and with an open and safe space, people want to talk about it.
I became inspired to launch my own business in 2019, where the ethos would be to explore and highlight social issues through sculptured handmade garments.
Videos and Podcasts
Learn more about Sarah's mental health story by listening to the videos and podcasts below.
Please note Sarah does talk about a range of mental health topics, including post-traumatic stress disorder, trauma, self-harming, panic attacks, and anxiety.