You write that "Cunnington &
Sandersonĺs signature is to create emotional constructions, with the
intent to make a connection with the wearer." So, what kind of feedback
have you had from women who wear your creations?
the construction of a garment can effect a person's posture, can make
one feel attractive and confident - they talk about receiving
compliments and attracting positive comments. Having a balance between
comfort and ease of movement working harmoniously with tailoring and
structure to provide a sculptural feminine silhouette. The garment
becomes an expression of the wearer's
When starting to work on a new
collection, where do you draw inspiration from ?
the beginning of a collection we start by deciding what emotions we want
to evoke in the collection. Building together images, techniques,
craft, texture, colour etc. Directly working on the mannequine to drape
and manipulate materials to highlight all elements into one silhouette.
So each garment holds within it its own characteristics and
In what way have your ideas and your
philosophy about designing a collection evolved since you first started
The core element of producing a collection
with a narrative still remains with us today, and is probably the most
influential factor that governs our
Could you give me your personal
definition of creativity ?
Creativity is our world,
it provides happiness and satisfication when reaching a solution that
captures the passion that we want to
Has there ever been a time in your life when an
outfit that you wore has played a crucial role?
day - to encourage self confidence, creativity, individuality,
comfort. Clothes hold treasured memories - when you first meet
someone, birthdays, weddings, business meetings, spending time with
has been the biggest, and maybe most rewarding, challenge that you have
faced in your professional life so far?
of our personal highlights was to be invited by the Villa Noailles in
Hyere' s, to exhibit during the 27th Festival International de Mode et
de Photographie. Having the help and support from the Villa Noailles
team, working together to realize our vision. Having the opportunity to
create and exhibit in such prestigious surroundings. An eternal
gift.In what way does a bad mood, or a melancholic
feeling affect your creativity?
All types of emotions
encourage our creativity - by driving our determination and provoking
us to be more expressive and at the same time also more