About Sophie Darling

Sophie Darling wearing her designs

Sophie Darling is a specialist designer and British maker of high-end luxury garments, scarves and fabrics. Her ethos is to make wearable art working in limited runs much like an artists edition. Her contemporary print aesthetic and unique approach to print and pattern is Sophie Darling's signature. Garments are cut from whole panels making each piece individual much like the clients who wear her work. Her belief in slow fashion and creating pieces that are art make them investments in the future.

"My clothes have a story. They have an identity. They have a character and a purpose. That's why they become classics. Because they keep on telling a story. They are still telling it." - Vivienne Westwood

Sophie started her label in 2013 after leaving her role as a design director in London. Prior to this she ran an acclaimed handbag company, Kimchi- globally renowned stocked in Liberty's in London Japan, New York and Australia amongst others.

She has her own print studio in her hometown of Brighton where she prints most of her designs. Historically Sophie trained as a fine artist but has since worked in interiors & fashion.

Her interpretation of differing print mediums assures the buyer of the quality and individuality synonymous with contemporary British Design. Sophie Darling celebrates individual style and personality through her expressive illustration and contemporary interpretations of print and pattern.

"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." - Coco Chanel

Sophie Darling’s pieces are never factory made and are currently printed by hand in southern England at Darling Studios. Each piece is hand embellished and treated as a piece of wearable art.

Product photography all courtesy of Helen Marsden and Hanson Images, jewellery by Sorrel Bay.

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