Les Fleurs Studio
Exclusive dark floral and one off shirt designs to be stocked on the Les Fleurs Studio website. These pieces were designed within the LFS ethos of creating fashion with vintage and upscaled fabrics. The dark floral fabric was sourced in an antique shop, and the blue shirt material was deadstock from a London designer.
I was kindly asked by Rosie to do this collaboration with Nii Hai as part of a 3 part collaboration series they were doing with young UK designers that use sustainable practises in their work. Together we created a knitted corset style jumper with a puffy sleeve. Our garment was made from organic deadstock cotton and was sold in a limited sell out run of 100. 50% of the profits from the jumper went to Gendered Intelligence which was a wonderful donation to be able to make.
My collaboration with Scandle was brought to me by their founder Angie who hand pours all the candles at home with 100% soy vegan wax. We came up with Bergamot, Musk, and Pear as the signature sent. I then hand painted each candle with a Cat O'Brien corset. A true labor of love between the two of us for a unique addition to the 'nude' candle trend. We also got to donate 10% of the proceeds to the Solace Women's Fund which help to tackle domestic violence.
My first collaboration came via Mary Benson, a sustainable designer who hosts monthly pop-ups. Mary chose me to partake in her October pop-up, keeping in tone with my Halloween enthusiasm. Having established myself as a designer that uses a lot of dead stock & end of roll fabrics, Benson donated some of her end of roll print fabrics to make into corsets to sell at the event.
CAT O’BRIEN x FATMA GÛL remnant collaboration. Fatma contacted me to use up the remnants from her graduate collection doing textile print. Gûl grew up within the Kurdish culture, where she was highly influenced by the textiles work of the villagers. Her graduate collection, Bleeding Flowers is a very personal concept potraying a child’s nightmare; early age marriage. She sought to bring awareness to this matter, and promote education for girls. Her ethos totally aligns with my own, and the dark nature of the prints are wonderful made into my corsets tops.