Cat O'Brien

Fashion Design BA (Hons) Graduate from the University of the Creative Arts, Epsom. With a lifelong attraction to British History and displays of grandeur through dress, combined with an inherent draw to all things costume, be that Monarchical or Halloween, my designs draw on a combination of classic clothing references and close attention to period details, alongside humorous twists. While my personal passions in social and wider ecological World issues drive me, it is always presented in my work through a comedic lens, and at the end of the day I am mostly creating the clothes I feel have been missing from my life.

Since my degree I have honed my brand into what you see today, specialising in historically inspired, yet modern one off garments made from remnants and dead stock fabric, as well as made to order corsets that take a 'slower' approach to fashion. I reuse as much as possible and most of the packaging I use is on at least it's second life too. I want my brand to create pieces you want to invest in and keep, that have all been designed, cut, and sewn by me, in my Brighton based studio, in the most ethical and sustainable way possible.