Sorcha O’Raghallaigh Spring/Summer 2014 collection is inspired by the sculptures of artist Alfred Gilbert. The collection features the silhouettes of traditional garments, set off with incredible heavy embellishments. But here’s the twist – from a distance, the viewer sees lashings of previous metals. Come closer, and it becomes clear that it’s all in the detail – the spiky cuffs and neckpieces are comprised of clusters of safety-pins. It is this ability to surprise, to create beauty that packs a punch, that has gained Sorcha fans such as Lady Gaga and Beyonce, who wore this collection in the music video ‘Mine’.
About the Designer
Sorcha is based in London, United Kingdom. She studied at Central Saint Martins.
Within a year of graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2010, Sorcha went about setting up her own label, Sorcha O Raghallaigh. Sorcha designs and creates a small avant-garde collection each season. With a large focus on handmade pieces, Sorcha mainly works with private clients to create bespoke pieces. Her private clients include Lady Gaga and Sorcha’s work has been featured in elite fashion publications such as Vogue, Vogue Italia, Vogue Homme Japan, LOVE, Dazed and Confused, 10, i-D, Tank, and many more. Sorcha was selected by Selfridges in 2012 to be part of their Bright Young Things project, in which she created a window installation for their Oxford Street store, and her S/S 12 collection was sold in the store. Sorcha continues to work form her East London studio and also regularly hosts fashion illustration workshops in Dublin and London