Sharon London is dedicated to easy to wear, individualized eco-conscious fashion. Deeply rooted in a fine art & painters' background we design and make from a formal language of understanding the female figure. With attention to color, line, movement and light we create a contemporary look that is timeless & versatile. Our history of working with vintage textiles from across the centuries & around the world have taught us the importance of the intrinsic quality of our materials. We use Italian knits, organic cotton and wool that are soft to the skin & functional for work, travel & play. We offer our customers an interactive creative process by offering a custom made wearable work of art.
Sharon and Carl now show at various Fine Art and Craft shows around the USA including the Smithsonian Museum, Amercian Craft Council, Baltimore, Paradise City, One of a Kind and the PA Guild . Check their show schedule to find the latest updates where you can find them in person.
Sharon London Designs for Women are made in the Hudson Valley, New York by design team Sharon Broit and Carl Mateo. Sharon and Carl's careers as artists, designers, boutique owners and stylists have found them joyously dressing women from all over the world, all walks of life and all shapes and sizes via the Portabello Road Shows, Covent Garden and Camden Lock in London, Sharon's home town, and in New York City via their shop on the Lower East Side, various galleries, stores, art and fashion shows including Bryant Park.
Sharon got her BFA in Visual Art in England while simultaneously working for a Fashion Company sourcing textiles across Europe. Sharon and Carl met in New York while immersed in the post punk Downtown Art, Fashion and Music world and the influence of street fashion and the quest for artistic independence led them to delve into the world of individual creative expression via fashion. During this time they committed themselves to sourcing vintage, reconstructing and reclaiming vintage clothing and textiles to eventually create the forward thinking, easy to wear vintage inspired fashion which is the heart of their Sharon London Designs line. Sharon London received much acclaim with their one of a kind reconstructed vintage Boob-tube dresses. Their fun line of one of a kind reconstructed dresses and tops were at the forefront of the reclaimed vintage movement in the Lower East Side, New York City.
Sharon and Carl are now based in the Hudson Valley, New York where they custom make their line in limited edition and one of a kind fabrics developed for their soft hand, color and movement to be flattering and easy to wear.
Sharon and Carl received the annual award from the Lower East Side Business District for their entrepreneurial spirit and contribution to the creative revitalization of the L. E. S Business District. They have been written about in New York Magazine and were voted the winners of the 'New York Look' for Wish you Were Here, a NYC/London exchange in Carnaby Street, London, UK. They have been in Teen Vogue, Time Out, Zagat, The New York Post, French Grimbaud, In New York, Racked, WWD and numerous eco magazines and blogs. Their favorite press photos by Ellen Von Unwerth were from the very last photo shoot at CBGB’s alongside Dior, Gucci and YSL.
Sharon London Designs have been worn by numerous musicians including Amanda Palmer, Kate Pierson and Nora Jones. Sharon London clothing and accessories have been used in TV shows including "Sex in the City" and "Ugly Betty",as well as numerous films including"Confessions of a Shopaholic" ,"The Ice Storm" and "A Most Violent Year".
Their boutique was a resource for many designers including Marc Jacobs, Marni, Patricia Fields, Gucci, Manolo Blahnik, Ralph Lauren, Christian Louboutin and Anna Sui. Their collections are regularly worn by Russian model and celebrity Olga Samodumova, Brooke Shields and many other fabulous women from around the globe