Motivated by a passion for couture, Sarah immersed herself in the technical aspects of construction, draping and patternmaking at the London International School of Fashion (South Africa). Following graduation, Sarah left home for London and a tailoring apprenticeship at Kashkets.
Steeped in the city’s culture, Sarah thrived, honing her aesthetic with fashion luminaries including Jenny Packham, Jonathan Saunders and Hamish Morrow. However, it was while working with Roland Mouret as a creative design assistant and pattern cutter that Sarah’s meticulous approach found its muse.
Recalling Marlene Dietrich’s glamour gowns, Sarah devised a design marrying fit, cut, imagination and Roland’s draping genius. The collaboration produced one of the decade’s most iconic shapes – the Galaxy dress.
In 2006, Sarah moved to Sydney, Australia to raise her family. Seeking to produce a collection of effortless, fashion-influenced bridal gowns, Sarah launched Tempus, her first collection, in 2011 to critical acclaim.