It is a wonderful thing to come across a really innovative young fashion designer, one who doesn’t see any boundaries in fabrics and textures. Sadie Clayton is a bit of a revelation, a creator of ‘luxury sculptural womenswear’ whose signature is copper – not the colour, the metal.
Hammered and heated in Clayton’s hands, an industrial component becomes a piece of style innovation, surprisingly wearable and in part responsible for that elusive attention grabbing finish that makes one aesthetic stand out from the rest.
Since seeing Sadie at Graduate Fashion Week in 2013, we have watched her style evolve from the hesitantly bold (with McQueen vibes), through to a designer with a confident aesthetic and a recognisable signature pieces. We’ve picked out her bomber jackets from several shoots we’ve seen styled recently, they’re too distinctive too miss and tend to put the rest of the look in the shade.
The genius of Sadie Clayton is the way that something quite conceptual and innovative is made very wearable. Start with the bomber jackets and you’ll soon become a serious fan.