Occupied… Cunnington & Sanderson’s latest collection ‘Occupied’ is about the emotional burden of depression.

Feelings of hope are draped into the designs. The bed as a solitary sanctuary becomes part of everyday clothes as the blankets, pillows and bed linen are attached, carried and worn and not hidden away. Layering of garments make them appear to be misplaced and signify feelings of confusion and emptiness. Comfort is found in the nonconformity.

The ‘Occupied’ collection aims to help tackle the stigma surrounding Mental Health, to share awareness and gives hope and encouragement to others.

Cunnington & Sanderson are proud to work with the best quality cloth produced by local mills.  Cloth from Abraham Moons of Leeds is used throughout the collection.

With special thanks to:

Natalie Raw – Curator of dress and textiles at Leeds Museums and Galleries and Lotherton.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.