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Sibling is going on Hiatus

Sibling is going on hiatus as the London label announces studio close down and wind down operations.

Established in 2008 by designer trio Joe Bates (since deceased), Sid Bryan and Cozette McCreery, the label known for a mix of cool, trendy knitwear and high energy runway shows quickly made Sibling an highlight at London Fashion Week Men’s schedule.

Sibling brings an upbeat blast of fun to every show.

Photography Daisy Walker

According to a statement, Sibling has appointed liquidators “voluntarily to assist in winding down the business and studio.”

This January, Sibling showed its latest collection at London Fashion Week Men’s with the input of new house stylist—and long-term Sibling icon—Judy Blame. Sibling’s Sid Bryan and Cozette McCreery produced a collection whose references included Princess Diana. 

This third collection with Bryan and McCreery solely in charge of creative direction following Bates’ death in August 2015. For a London born and bred label, inspiration came from Pearly Kings and Queens of the East End.

Sibling SS17 (Photography Philip Trengrove)
Sibling AW16 (Photography Daisy Walker)

When they held a party in May 2008 to show their designs, a group of Japanese buyers insisted they needed to sell it—and thus the Sibling story began. Womenswear was introduced in 2012. The only glimmer of hope is that the company statement, although overwhelmingly gloomy, does contain the word hiatus. Sibling might yet rise again. London’s fashion scene will be a less joyful, skillful, and subversive place if it doesn’t- Vogue

Sibling SS17 (Photography Philip Trengrove)

“Cozette and Sid thank everyone who has been a part of Sibling and the joyful Sibling squad over the years”.

We truly hope for a come back real soon and wish the duo all the best.


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