Sharon Wauchob, Irish designer who studied at the Central Saint Martins College of Arts & Design in London. is a seasoned designer with a cult following. She moved to Paris shortly after graduating and working for Japanese designer Koji Tatsuno where she developed and honed her knowledge and skill of textiles featuring asymmetrical cuts and drapery. She eventually moved on to Louis Vuitton where she was an in-house designer. Besides her own label commanding her attention, Wauchob is also the creative director for EDUN, the global brand founded by Ali Newson and her famous singer-husband, Bono.
Wauchob's Fall 2015 collection shown in Paris showcased her incomparable execution of lace detailing. What sets her apart is her use of traditional French Solstiss style that yields a lovely, delicate weave that can be so intricate yet easily missed and taken for granted. In the show opener, we saw pain-staking detail in the embroidery on an ivory coat while suede skirts with metallic, hand-stitched pony coats kept us wanting more.
Why Wauchob has yet to be thrusted onto the main stage with some of the other powerhouses still remains a mystery; but perhaps it's best to keep good secret where it is. Our little secret.