SARAH SPLINTER: ZENANA
Inspired by her recent experience in India, Zenana is a reflection of the prevailing nature of beauty in a world enslaved to tradition and hierarchy. From the crowded streets of Delhi, to the divine royalty of ancient Palaces; the diverse nature of Indian culture is a dichotomy that has fuelled her creative journey. Amazed by the ability of women’s fashion to prevail beyond the limits of social hierarchy, the collection aims to create a whimsical nature of possibility. Zenana embraces the richness of Indian textiles; utilizing luxurious brocade and the art of hand painted silk. Draped in a colour palette that invigorates the senses, there is an element of sex appeal in the modest nature of her designs that achieves a understated look of opulence and glamour.
Sarah has always used creative avenues as a way to express herself. She believes her creative energy is an extension of her personality; magnetic and constantly evolving from the nature of her spontaneity.
After graduating from Wilfrid Laurier’s School of Business, Sarah travelled the world as an entertainer on cruise ships; discovering her thirst for cultural diversity and love of the spotlight. Her avid globe trotting has greatly influenced her creative spirit, resulting in an eclectic mix of styles and inspirations.
Sarah’s journey has been nothing short of a trip to the dressing room. Arm’s full of every incredible opportunity she can find, eagerly challenging herself to find the best fit possible. She has now found herself in fashion. It is a marriage of worldly experience and passion, unified to form the basis of her design philosophy. Fascinated by the backdrop of her adventures, she creates works of art that stimulate the senses. She combines the use of rich textiles and modern style lines to achieve a balance of funkified beauty.
Sarah’s most recent adventure took her to India, an internship that immersed her into the world of Indian Couture. Captivated by its intricate beauty and immense attention to detail, it has cultivated her into a contemporary artist influenced by traditional craftsmanship.