Sophie Skach


Design Thinking:
The intellectual Way of Dressing

Sophie Skach, London based Viennese fashion designer, is passionately devoted to scientific knowledge and is constantly transforming mathematical theorems and principles into pieces of fashion. Natural science is the premise upon which her creative development is founded. With an exceptional understanding of aesthetic embellishment and mathematical language, she subtly succeeds in transcending the gap between art and science. Her designs express a strong intellectual approach to creativity and clothing that skillfully translates jigsaw pieces of number theory and linear algebra into exciting new fashion garments.

Sophie Skach was born in 1989 and has already gained international credit as a talented and upcoming Austrian fashion designer. Specialising in knitwear, Skach completed a BA at the Fashion Institute of Vienna and also studied mathematics at the University of Technology in Vienna. Already at the age of 16 Skach was commissioned to design an underwear collection for Skiny. Since then she has held internship positions at Swarovski as well as Geiger, and developed knitwear collections for the Swiss brand aéthérée. In 2009 Skach was invited to present one of her collections in Tokyo at the Japan Fashion Week. Her collections have since been presented in Tokyo on numerous occasions in collaboration with BUNKA College.

Before moving to London in 2012 to embark on her MA degree in Fashion Design Technology Menswear at London College of Fashion, Skach was awarded the Austrian Creative Fur Award at the Festival for Fashion and Photography in Vienna. As a result she will be showing her work in Milan in 2013.