University of Technology, Australia

Sarah Hawes

Psychotic Tailor

Sarah’s collection ‘Psychotic Tailor’ explores men’s tailoring with a hint of the psychotic, inspired by photographs of her grandfather wearing tailored suits in London during the 1950s.

Using multi-coloured embroidery and weaving it erratically onto her pieces, Sarah incorporates text and lucid imagery to create a sense of lunacy. The majority of the fabric used in ‘Psychotic Tailor’ has been created by Sarah, either being covered in embroidery or made using second-hand shirting patch-worked together.

Shoes worn with the collection have been hand-painted. All clay bags/brooches were sculpted and made by Sarah.