Coming from three generations of home sewers, Irish-born designer Sandra Murphy is a longtime lover of vintage fashion. Watching her Mother and Grandmother work patiently at their sewing machines, she always worshipped in the idea of wearing something she had created herself. Sandra brought the skills she learned from the home sewers in her family with her when she entered design school in Ireland. Upon completing her degree she moved to New York to pursue a career in the U.S. fashion capital.
An avid vintage buyer, Sandra became increasingly concerned with compromises in current design and quality. She found herself worried about the future of vintage fashion, and where it will come from. After spending a decade designing for brands like Original Penguin, Gap and Victoria’s Secret, Sandra took her most important step when she began working on her own clothing line, RECOLLECTION.
Sandra hopes the pieces she designs will be vintage of the future.