Hope Macaulay is a luxury and bespoke fashion brand by an emerging Northern Irish fashion and textiles designer. Hope moved to England to study fashion textiles, were she completed internships for Gareth Pugh and Roberta Einer, and achieved a first class BA Honours Degree in Fashion Textiles: Print at the University for the Creative Arts, Rochester. Hope's graduate catwalk collection, A Surreal Rome, has been showcased at LONDON FASHION WEEK, GRADUATE FASHION WEEK, NEW DESIGNERS, SALON INTERNATIONAL and recently showcased her new A/W 19 ready-to-wear collection at PURE LONDON trade show.
Hope's colourful colossal knits are handmade in Ireland from 100% jumbo merino wool, a high quality, natural and sustainable material, which has been appreciated as one of the most effective forms of all-weather protection known to humankind. Just from using her hands, Hope develops unique and exuberant chunky knitwear pieces, one of which was named one of "The Best Street Style at London Fashion Week" by BRITISH VOGUE.
Hope creates large expressive collaged paintings and transforms them into prints, combined with detailed beadings and colossal knits to create her garments. She also creates her own embellishments, inspired by her passion for ceramic making, using colourful clay and various fabrics and beads combined together.
Hope's creations are not a representation of reality but a world in which you may find in your dreams, inspired by her fascination with the mind, distortion, reality and surrealism. Hope Macaulay garments are WEARABLE PIECES OF ART, that are busy, bold and colourful experiences, each telling a surreal story.