Named by the Irish Times one of the top 50 people to watch in 2019, Hope Macaulay is a bold new Fashion & Textiles Designer from Northern Ireland. Her catwalk collection ‘A Surreal Rome’ has been seen at London Fashion Week, Salon International, Graduate Fashion Week and New Designers.

Inspired by a scary hallucinatory experience at the dentist when she was given 'laughing gas' as a child, Hope developed a fascination with the mind, distortion, the meaning of reality and the art of surrealism.  

Hope creates large expressive collaged paintings and transforms them into prints, combined with detailed beadings and knit to create her garments. Her garments are busy, bold and colourful experiences, each telling a surreal story. Hope also creates some of her own embellishments, inspired by her ceramic making past, using colourful clay and various fabrics combined together.

Inspired by her catwalk collection, ‘A Surreal Rome’, Hope has launched her namesake luxury and bespoke fashion brand and created a ready-to-wear collection.


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