Sally Mankee is a textile and womenswears designer based in Kent, England whose work celebrates a bygone era. She has a passion for the past and can be inspired by anything ranging from a postage stamp to an umbrella stand. Sally takes mementos from days gone by, combining them with illustrations in her signature quirky playful style to produce fabrics full of charm and rich in narrative. These are then lovingly made in to beautiful garments and accessories, classical in design yet modern in their appeal, owing to the techniques and processes involved in their creation.
Sally was recently awarded a first-class BA (Hons) degree in Fashion Textiles: Print from the University for the Creative Arts, Rochester with her graduate work entitled A Collectors Collection. It is based on the world of antiques and curios, featuring six muses who quite literally wear their heart on their sleeves. Each ensemble takes inspiration from their ephemera and most treasured possessions. Every outfit contains a rich tapestry of imagery, techniques and textures, emulating the charm of antiques shops and eclectic nature of curiosity cabinets from days gone by.