Sarah O’ Rourke from Saraden Designs presented her SS20 Millinery Collection during Leicester Fashion Week in Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel, on November 10th 2019.
Oceanic Nature is the theme of this collection. Sarah began to look at the words oceanic and nature separately. She examined the physics, chemistry and biology of marine systems before she began designing to understand the movement of the sea and the elements below the water. Nature could be interpreted in many ways, the nature of the ocean, its creatures, the movements and the nature that surround us in everyday life.
The colours of the ocean and the colours of nature are very similar. Both use blues, greens, greys and these were the primary colours chosen to use in this collection. Saraden bespoke fabrics were created in house by Sarah and then sculpted into the desired designs. Using her sculptural background Sarah has sculpted each of these pieces, they have all been shaped by hand and secured through hand stitching methods. Each is an intricate piece of art and captures the elements of the theme.
Sarah created her bespoke dresses to compliment the designs. They are simple yet elegant keeping the focus on her millinery designs.