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Sarah Bond – In Praise of Shadows

SEEN’s eye has been caught by the bold silhouettes and clean lines of Sarah Bond’s luxurious In Praise of Shadows collection. Inspired by 20th century minimalist architecture, her designs play on the contrast between light and shadow, using texture to heighten the dramatic effect of cut-out and asymmetric tailoring.

SEEN’s eye has been caught by the bold silhouettes and clean lines of Sarah Bond’s luxurious In Praise of Shadows collection. Inspired by 20th century minimalist architecture, her designs play on the contrast between light and shadow, using texture to heighten the dramatic effect of cut-out and asymmetric tailoring.

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It is no surprise that Sarah Bond’s designs embody such an eclectic range of influences. She was born in London of British-Lebanese heritage and spent her formative years in Sierra Leone and Lebanon. Having pursued a career in finance back in London, Sarah then studied womenswear at college, going on to work for Katherine Hamnett, Roland Mouret and Savile Row tailor, Chris Flourentzou, where she developed her respect for exquisite menswear tailoring techniques. All her garments are designed and created in Britain, a tribute to Sarah’s love and appreciation for British craftsmanship.

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Sarah uses high quality silks and techno textiles to create garments that are at once in harmony with the female form, yet designed to last as signature pieces of the modern woman’s business attire. The use of neoprene gives the collection an edgy no-nonsense look, almost like armour, with a stripped-back palette of blacks, blues and pinks. SEEN particularly likes the zipped-up Dress Coat in blue and pink, and the cut-out asymmetric styling of the Black Dress. These are investment pieces that are designed for a woman to move freely.

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In keeping with the feminine yet architectural aesthetic that Sarah has created, her brand is extended by the Marici Belt collection. The goddess Marici was invoked by Samurai prior to battle. ‘Marici’ means light or mirage, so warriors invoking her protection at sunrise sought to escape the notice of their enemies. The Marici belt cinches the figure in and is flattering to the figure; made from neoprene with leather lacing, it can be worn in two ways, thus accessorising a variety of garment shapes.

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aqua kyoto: A Christmas Alternative

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Dinny Hall: A Shining Star

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