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Discover SS23 Upcycled Collection

February 2023
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 Each pair in this collection has been crafted from unused and archived materials from our favourite past SW collections.

The Story of Peachy Queen

This retro-style print was developed in 2019 when Sophia was inspired by the swirling and swooping lines of paper quilling techniques.

Fluro melon accents are one of Sophia’s all-time favourites! Featuring regularly throughout the season and is seen most recently in the AW22 Leah Collection. 


The Story of Dalmation Pop

Sophia loves a monochromatic print! This Dalmatian style was developed for SS23 and provides the perfect accompaniment for the punchy-coloured straps.

This combination of hues was inspired by Sophia’s SS17 collection, where tropical birds and flowers inspired her ‘Dolly birds of paradise’ line. 


The Story of Sugar Rose

Since AW15, bright rose has been a staple for SW collections.

Paired with baby pink glitter, this sensational sandal has long been one of the key materials from Sophia’s Mini Chiara collection. This dreamy colour combination is a standout for this line.


The Story of Wild Magenta

This combination of flocked leopard lurex with magenta satin was created for Sophia’s AW18 ballroom-inspired show – ‘I Don’t Need a Mango To Tango’. The deep hues and luxe touch of both materials shout Sophia-stication whilst still featuring her characteristic bold and fun sense of style.  


The Story of Baby Boucle

This pastel and iridescent boucle is woven by a highly prestigious French textiles supplier and may be Sophia’s all-time favourite fabric. 

She used it in SS17’s Dollybirds of Paradise LFW presentation on the Daria mule and the Claudie shoulder bag as it spoke to the poppy, positive styling of the 60s which inspired the collection.


The Story of The Royal Gala

Sophia loves colour blocking and will do things few can imagine with a colour card. 

The rich gem tones were first selected for Sophia’s first red carpet capsule when she fabricated in solid colours for the very first launch of the crystal bead-heel Rosalind sandal.