belfast / United Kingdom
Hope Macaulay is a contemporary luxury and bespoke fashion brand by an emerging fashion and textiles designer based in Northern Ireland. Hope's handmade-to-order, energetic and surreal garments have been featured in British Vogue’s “Best Street Style at London Fashion Week” and was listed in the Irish Times as ‘Top 50 People to Watch in 2019’. Hope's garments have also been seen on Grammy nominated singer and songwriter, Halsey.
Hope creates large expressive collaged paintings and transforms them into prints, combined with carefully constructed detailed beadings and playful garment designs. Hope's colourful colossal knits are handmade from 100% jumbo merino wool, a high quality, natural and sustainable material. Just from using her hands, Hope develops unique and exuberant chunky knitwear pieces.
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 bold and vivid experiences, each telling a dream-like story.