This year for the first time ever London Fashion Week went digital for Spring/ Summer 2021 shows due to the pandemic. With those new changes in mind, designer and creator of SuKaz Jackets, Susan Hollingsworth, released her ready-to-buy “The Threads” collection directly to Instagram with this fashion film during London Fashion Week.
Hollingsworth unveiled fifteen individually crafted statement pieces inspired by the interwoven threads of our lives as part of “The Threads” Collection. The Threads release brings light, luxury and an escapist sparkle to a turbulent year and an uncertain winter.
The collection represents the threads of life, of joy and laughter, as embodied by the maypole braid. It is in memory of Susan’s sister, Linda, who provided the inspiration and strength for realising the collection.
Indonesian and Indian textile traditions are the key techniques that run through the Threads release. Block color silk lining, hand embroidery, precious stone buttons and colorful exteriors feature throughout the collection.
The collection includes silk dupioni bases, khambadia patchwork embroidery, batik, Moroccan silk tassels, hand-forged buttons, scalloped lace edges… and a nod to the 60s with bell sleeves.
Sidestepping the create-push-sell churn, Susan designs on inspiration and releases to fit the mood of the times. Embracing a slow fashion approach, each jacket is completely unique requiring 100+ hours to create by hand and are created to last a lifetime. There is only ever one version of each Jacket. No duplication and no factory production.
The Threads Collection marks US-based SuKaz’s first London Fashion Week release. “I am so excited to launch my new collection during a time that the industry is approaching a fresh new future. It’s a time of pioneers” quips Susan Hollingsworth, designer of SuKaz.
“Sukaz jackets are the embodiment of fashion embracing the world. They beautifully weave ethnicities and cultures together through our common love of art and beauty,” Staci Henderson, Houston and California based entrepreneur and philanthropist. Staci also modelled in the SuKaz Points of Light Lockdown Fashion Show.
“Threads of my life – warp, weft in Your loom
Cloth slate, pliant folds you embrace
Each filament dream spun – faith, love and tears
Forged, gossamer steel, by Your grace”
– Threads: A poem by Susan Hollingsworth about The Threads Collection inspired by the memory of her sister Linda.
About SuKaz Jackets:
Each SuKaz jacket, created by Designer Susan Hollingsworth, is the product of 20 years living in international locales. A labor of love between designer, textile artisan, and seamstress, the wearable art pieces serve as tangible reminders of cultural craft passed down through generations. Telling a unique story, threads of ancient traditions are interwoven with flashes of contemporary elegance.
To learn more please visit: https://www.sukazjackets.com/.