SADIE CLAYTON

 
The designer’s architectural approach sees avant-garde shapes, manipulating industrial materials and silhouettes to fit the female form. The designer’s signature material - and the element that brings good luck - copper, is prevalent within her collections as is copper sheeting, which has been hammered and heated for a progressive finish. Sadie also has a personal spirituality which she draws on coming from the metaphysical properties of stones, and physiognomy. Themes which have been translated into her garments & sculptures through their voluminous shapes, or constraints and twisted proportions. The materials replicate the texture and composition of the crystals.
 
 
 

Sadie Clayton graduated from Kingston University in 2013 with a BA Honors Fashion Design. Fascinated by design, Sadie took these foundations to explore the creative boundaries between art, technology and fashion presenting her S/S 2017 collection at the Royal Academy of the Arts in holographic form in collaboration with MHD holograms, creating bespoke content with Adobe films for their Visionnaires story, and FisForFendi, and presenting her working process with copper through Augmented Reality for her S/S 2018 collection at M & C Saatchi.

Sadie has showcased and demonstrated the art of working with copper metals as a part of the Nick Waplington / Alexander McQueen: Working Process exhibition at the Tate Britain, lead several workshops at the Tate Modern most recently as part of Late at the Tate and debuted her copper wearable art at Art Basel Miami at the Red Dot Gallery and the Museum of Art and Design as part of Singapore design week. Sadie was in conversation with Ron Arad on BBC Radio 4 'Only Artists' programme discussing the world of design and escaping the fashion world.

Sadie was 1 of 15 designers chosen from across the world to show at the Artisanal Intelligence exhibition part of AltaRoma, and was also 1 of only 10 designers selected to work with Alcantara to create a bespoke piece exhibited at the Protein Gallery in Shoreditch. Sadie has collaborated with NIXON watches, Cutler & Gross sunglasses and Mannequin Atelier  to name a few.