Charlie McCosker is an Irish South African designer living and working in London. Charlie is currently studying womenswear fashion design at the prestigious Central Saint Martins. She has amassed quite an extensive press portfolio, with her work has been published in Vogue, Dazed, Twin and Show Studio, along with being the winner of the Copenhagen Nike Fashion Summit Prize 2019.

Her work is made specifically to enhance the wearer’s power in sexuality and confidence. Her ideal muse is someone who nobody knows, but everybody is talking about - hushed whispers circling at the party and the awareness of heads turning around you. There is a mania and fluidity in the way she works and a considered calm in her clothing in respect to colours, patterns, fabrics and how they can be styled and put together.

“This collection Birds Don’t Float was inspired by one woman who ran a market stall in South Africa. I loved how she had layered so many clothes on such a hot day, and that you could still see all of the individual pieces. I wanted my collection to have the same approach to layering. Each look had to be made of a lot of clothes, but in a way that it wasn’t bulky, kept a strong silhouette, and didn’t hide the figure.”