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2 posts tagged "Sarah-Jane Clarke"

The Split-Second Preview: Sass & Bide


The Spring ’14 collections are under way in New York, and will be followed by the shows in London, Milan, and Paris. Before their new clothes hit the runway, we’ve asked some of the most anticipated names to offer a sneak peek. Per usual, it’s a busy time for all—designers and fashion followers alike—so we’re continuing our split-second previews: tweet-length previews at 140 characters or less. Our entire selection of Spring ’14 previews is available here.

Sass & Bide

WHO: Sass & Bide, designed by Sarah-Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton

WHERE: New York

WHEN: Tuesday, September 10

WHAT: “Spring ’14 is underpinned with a strong sense of spirit. Embellishments celebrate the female form while modern lines honor the masculine.”— Heidi Middleton. The designers sent us a look at their Spring ’14 embellishments, above.

Photo: Courtesy of Sass & Bide

Sass & Bide Celebrates The Big 1-0 In London


To celebrate their decade in business, Sarah-Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton, the Aussie duo behind Sass & Bide, asked ten of their favorite people to come up with an artistic interpretation of the word “shine.” The chosen few included Mischa Barton, Kate Moss, Twiggy, Sam Taylor-Wood, and photographer Rankin. And some of their creations, which were auctioned off last night at a London fundraiser for the children’s charity Barnardo’s, were, in a word, out-there. Barton’s, for instance, was a kooky, twisted four-pronged aluminum clocklike thing, and Moss’ was a star surrounded by a sickly neon green. It didn’t matter, as all were successfully sold within minutes to a crowd that included not only the cross-dressing DJ Jodie Harsh, in the acid-washed Balmain Sergeant Pepper jacket and some of the biggest hair we have seen this side of Nashville, but also Sir Peter Blake, the artist who, ironically, designed the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover. So, after ten years, what’s next for Sass & Bide? Said Sass, a.k.a. Clarke, in cheetah-print sequin harems and statement shoulders, barely looking like she gave birth six months ago: “We would really like to show at London fashion week—that’s the next project.”

Photo: Max Cisotti