Designers Brenda Aherne and Helen Delany established the knitwear label Electronic Sheep in 1999. They graduated respectively in Fashion and Graphic Design from Dublin’s National College of Art and Design with stints at Central Saint Martins, De Montfort University and The School of Visual Arts in New York.
They have lived and worked as designers in London, New York, Munich, Rome and Dublin. Working as fashion and graphic designers as well as on continuous art and design projects they have gained diverse experience and knowledge in the industry. They have designed for leading companies including Glamour Magazine, New York; Swarovski, ST Fashion for Sunday Telegraph, Time Warner, The Sunday Times and V&A Museum, London.
As a result of their combined disciplines they produce detailed graphic knitwear and are re- nowned for their strong visuals and unexpected colour. Their knitted ‘tapestry-esque’ pieces have a cult following on the London and international Fashion scene.
Their work has been published by Vogue, Grazia, i-D, Elle, The Observer and The Times, amongst others. The designers continue to collaborate on music, art and fashion projects. This season Electronic Sheep are working with London embroidery artist Scott Ramsay Kyle to create special edition accessories.
The AW16 collection from Electronic Sheep celebrates the hundredth anniversary of a signi cant year in international modernism. Inspired by Gertrude Stein’s seminal account of bohemian life in early twentieth-century Paris, the duo’s signature graphic style explores moments in the historical landscape, from the political (the Easter Rising in Ireland; the birth of DaDa in Zurich) to the cultural (the launch of British Vogue; the publication of James Joyce’s rst novel). Featuring collaborations with embroidery artist Scott Ramsay Kyle and architectural historian Conor Lucey, this new range of scarves, sweaters, dresses, skirts and waistcoats is peopled with an eclectic gallery of artists, designers and their friends who have helped shape the Electronic Sheep aesthetic, from Picasso (eating a plate of spaghetti) to Boy Capel (the handsome boyfriend of Coco Chanel).