Siobhan De La Harpe

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Siobhan is one of the many talented Australian designers producing so much range in her clothing line- from really pretty dresses to hot hoodies. The hoodies designs are awesome funky and some of them can turn inside out so you can have two patterns in one hoodie. Plus not only are there boys hoodies, there’s actually some for girls too- though mind you girls can wear the guys hoodies too!

How did you come up with the name?
Well the name is my own name, Siobhan(pronounced shi-von) de la Harpe

Who’s the brains behind the designs?
I design it all myself and make the clothes aswell, they are all one offs so it makes it more appealing to the shopper…
I am a fashion student at east sydney tafe doing and adv. dip. it’s hard work but so much fun

When and how did you start out?
I started the label when I was 16, making clothes for people locally, word soon got round and so did the clothes and the next thing you know I am selling my label in a local boutique along side the likes of alpha 60, thousand reasons, alice mccall, shakuhachi etc. so it was a pretty big thing for me then and from there i started selling in other stores 1 in manly and 1 in melbourne

Was it hard to actually start producing clothes?
umm yes and no, I loved designing and sewing so that part of producing wasn’t hard it was having high demand and not enough production

What’s your inspiration behind the designs?
I guess stylish street sort of look

What did you do before you began designing?
school

Any advice for design students who wants to start a clothing line?
as cliche as this may sound don’t let anyone ever tell you you can’t do it, if it’s your heart’s desire just go for it! no regrets!

Any big plans in the near future
graduating from fashion college

–Random questions–
What song have you been listening to most in the past few weeks?
listening to two actually, moving to new york by the wombats and lights & music by cut copy. they’re so catchy

What one materialistic thing can you not live without?
mobile

Check out many many more clothes on her myspace page! There are so many patterns for the hoodies it’s definitely worth a look.

Links:
Siobhan De La Harpe Myspace

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