Last September, Northern Irish fashion designer Sharon Wauchob showcased her SS20 collection in St Cyprian’s Church in Marylebone. Inside the ornate setting, international press and buyers gathered for what turned out to be a highlight of London Fashion Week. The gender-fluid collection, modelled by a cross-generational line up weaved through the pews in sheer shirting, reimagined trench coats and ultra-feminine hand-dyed silk fringing that transcended conventional modes of masculine and feminine. Wauchob’s vision was to ‘“reimagine luxury for a less formal setting”. Fast forward to summer 2020 and you couldn’t get a less formal setting than a global lockdown. It’s…
Born and raised in Baronscourt, a small border town between Omagh and Strabane, Sharon Wauchob pursued fashion as soon as she “knew it existed”.