Tell us a bit about yourself...

I work in fashion and textiles designing one off bespoke pieces that are bought or commissioned by fashion houses in London, Paris, New York and LA. My work ranges from strong geometric lines to romantic flower stories, bold and graphic or delicate and intricate but always involving handwork and an element of craft. Living in Brighton is perfect and just a short ride to the big smoke. I love being so near to the sea!

What inspires you?

I'm currently inspired by photographs of Patti Smith 1969-1976 by Judy Linn, Tracy Emin's neon series, and a huge, messy pile of vintage textiles and ribbons sitting in my studio. 

Image by Anna Starmer

Image by Anna Starmer

What makes you happy?

Happiness to me is a productive week in the studio, then getting out in nature at the weekend with loved ones and friends - I still love climbing trees! Then home to share great food.

Who is your style icon and why?

My style icon is the dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch for her inner strength, beauty and grace. I love the way she plays with the contradiction of masculine and feminine both in her own style and as a recurring theme in her work.

"Dance Dance otherwise we are lost": Pina Bausch.
Image by Anna Starmer

Image by Anna Starmer

Image by Anna Starmer

Image by Anna Starmer

What you listening to and reading at the moment?

I'm currently listening to Agnes Obel Citizens of Glass and Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree. I have The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle on my bedside table that I'm rereading. 

What do you like about SIDELINE? 

What I love about Sideline is the label's commitment to functional, understated beauty and quiet design. They are pieces to keep and love and ones you'll want to throw on again and again. 

Image by Anna Starmer

Image by Anna Starmer