Sarah Hope Schofield

Sarah Hope Schofield

Sarah Hope Schofield

After completing the Bachelor of Design (Fashion) (Honours) at RMIT University, Sarah Hope Schofield completed a postgraduate program majoring in accessories at the Institut Francais de la Mode in Paris and gained 7 years of industry experience in design positions at Christion Dior, Louis Vuitton, Nina Ricci, Versace and Jacquemus. In this time Sarah also developed her own brand, ASSK which showed in New York Fashion Week, was stocked at more than 30 of the world leading stores and was a favourite of Rihanna.

Returning to her first love of womenswear design, Sarah completed the Master of Fashion (Design) program at RMIT University. Her work explores haute couture techniques and how past cross cultural experiences growing up in rural Asutralia and time working in Paris have informed her design identity. 

Sarah was selected in the 2017 Australian Graduate Show in Virgin Australia Fashion Festival, the NextGen Award at Mercedes-Benz Australian Fashion Week and the New Generation show at TPFF 2017.

Upcoming Collection

Created for TPFF, Sarah's upcoming collection explores the distance between rural Australia and the Haute Couture studios of Paris. Inspired by Australin and French Archetypal clothing, pieces are draped and fixed roughly to the body with belted stays. Mimicking a child playing at dress-up, the garments are fixed to the front and side of the body, unbalancing the silhouette. Embellishments take cheap materials like calico, plastic and leather scrap, creating value through hours of laborious hand work. Dominant patterns like the polka dot, animal print and floral motif are developed from the archetypal 'New Look' styles, each formed to the garment to creating a deafening pastiche of historical couture and Australiana. 


INSTAGRAM: @sarahhopeschofield