Updated: Sep 17, 2019
I was lucky enough to be asked to partake at the Fashion International event in London 2015. It was a great event, I loved every minute of it, being part of the exhibition, showing my creativity and showcasing my designs was very special indeed! It left a memorable impression on me as an individual, the people involved and the work that went into the event was incredible.
From as young as I can remember, I have always had a passion for fashion, growing up deaf I would often express myself through drawings and visual aids. This helped communicate with my family but also, helped express my natural creativity. I have always loved colour and I would use the boldest and brightest to reflect my character. Remember, I live in a world where you can’t hear me… but you will see me!
I am deaf and very proud of my identity, and the experiences I have been through have shaped me into the person I am today. I have a true passion for designs with abstract interpretations. One of my favourite designers Mary Katrantzou, a Greek designer that works in London. She brings vibrant colour to any room.
I have been fortunate enough in my short career so far, and I was invited to take part in the London international fashion week, among others. I was delighted to be selected to that event in particular, I see some of the other designers who started out their careers from this event it made me feel empowered. I want to show the world that I am deaf, proud and a talented designer who doesn’t let my disadvantage obstruct my professional career.
The collection I designed showed an insight to how I view things from abstract to literal. My collections theme was nature, which fits into my personality perfectly. I really enjoy all design work, creating bespoke garments using my experiences and passion for design as a tool to express myself.
FabMagazine online said:
“Sharon M. Osborne was another emerging designer who took to the runway at Fashion International on Saturday, 13 September. Inspired by her interpretation of the world as a deaf sign language user, Osborne uses her silent perspective to ensure the visual details on the designs are of the utmost perfection.
Her collection showcased laser cut leather and digital prints on fabrics ranging from nappa and suede to silk and crepe de chine to create texture in innovative ways.”