Sonata first picked up a needle and thread at the tender age of seven. She always knew where her passion lay, but really came into her own when she moved to London and worked for a string of lingerie designers including Damaris with whom Sonata launched the first ever Damaris collection. Living and working in London for a number of years Sonata realised there was a market for beautiful, luxurious lingerie. With ambition, she decided to create her own lingerie line.
With a love for travel as well as her passion for lingerie, Sonata moved to the Sardinian coast, it was there that Sonata designed her entire first collection, she says of her inspiration - "I was surrounded by unmistakable and breathtaking beauty on the Island..... It was so inspirational. I used to take a boat and sail out to the middle of the ocean, sit in the sun with the breeze, waves - and just design...
What Fabrics do you like to use and why?
I use only the best! 100% pure silk chiffon and silk satin, incorporating solstiss lace and swarovski crystals in almost all of my designs. The reason being, that I believe my designs are truly unique and you cannot experience that if you do not use the best materials around. Apart from that, all my products are made by hand, so they are very delicate - making each item carefully crafted with a lot of love and care.
Where do you draw your Inspiration from?
Believe it or not, but I get most of my design inspiration from shoes! There are so many great shoe designs out there, that I simply cannot resist working some of that creativity into my own designs. I guess I just have a really good eye for detail! For daily inspiration - when I feel a bit overwhelmed and nothing seems to be going my way, I just remind myself to be grateful for what I have, as there are so many people much worse off than me. (I know this sounds a bit vain...but it gets me through the day!)
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