Fabric, fashion and jewelry by Sorcha O'Raghallaigh constructed from 100,000 safety pins made into capes, collars, cuffs and tiaras creating an iconic look and raising the humble safety pin into haute couture of startling beauty.


Sorcha graduated from Central St. Martins in 2010 and set up her own label for which she creates a small avant-garde collection each season. Sorcha creates mainly bespoke garments for private client's including Lady Gaga. Sorcha’s work has been featured in fashion publications such as Vogue, Vogue Italia, Vogue Homme Japan, LOVE, Dazed and Confused, 10, i-D, Tank, and more. Sorcha Was also selected by Selfridge’s in 2012 as part of their Bright Young Things project in which she created a window installation for their Oxford Street store, her SS12 collection was sold in-store.

Sorcha continues to work form her East London studio and also regularly hosts fashion illustration workshops in Dublin and London.

SOURCE: http://sorchaoraghallaigh.com/

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Comment by Harriete Estel Berman on January 16, 2014 at 12:00pm

I love the safety pin jacket. Wish I could see it up close.

Harriete

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