CURRENT KNITWEAR COLLECTION BY ELECTRONIC SHEEP
Electronic Sheep designs are distinctive. They are cultural pieces woven with unique stories but what sets them apart is Universal Cowboy’ collection is inspired by cowboy androids, outer space and Arizonian landscapes. The their distinct mix of fashion and graphic design. Known for their ‘super cool knitwear’ Electronic Sheep’s new collection ‘and knit in 100% Pure New Wool. Consisting of unisex scarves, jumpers and cardigans – this Universal Cowboy’ designers have gone to town on detailed drawings of their futuristic, is super soft collection rings true to their origins and love of sci-fi. The name ‘Electronic Sheep’ makes reference to the film – ‘Bladerunner’ based on the book ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep’. This season ‘psychedelic cowboy cities. ‘Universal Cowboy’ launches in September online and in stockists throughout UK, Europe and Japan.
Dubliners Brenda Aherne and Helen Delany are the designers who dreamed up the label Electronic Sheep in 1998. They are experts in knitwear and graphic design and have lived and worked as designers in several cities including New York and London. They work closely yet remotely - Helen living in London and Brenda in Dublin. Friends since childhood their personal stories, design experience and adventures get intertwined in their designs keeping Electronic Sheep knitwear authentic.
Introducing new yarns and experimental knitwear techniques for this collection –the designers combined traditional cables, aran and waffle textures with Electronic Sheep’s hallmark jacquards. Their collaboration garments with Donegal knitwear makers 'Fisherman Out of Ireland' means Electronic Sheep are producing locally in their homeland Ireland. Also gaining an award by the Crafts Council of Ireland for their Universal Cowboy pieces.
As always, it wouldn’t be Electronic Sheep without digging into their personal archives - Brenda’s cowboy boots from Vegas, Helen’s Mexican cowboy cigarettes and a story of a real live cowboy in Amsterdam...