Hope Macaulay is a contemporary, luxury and bespoke fashion brand of a young fashion and textiles designer based in Northern Ireland. Hope Macaulay pioneers and creates sustainable, feel-good Colossal Knits and expressive painted garments, handmade to order by her knitters and seamstresses in Northern Ireland for the world.
After graduating from University in 2018, Hope began working on her brand and by 2020, Hope Macaulay emerged as an inspiring, slow fashion, global brand, hailed by the fashion world as dopamine dressing, and with a loyal following on social media.
Hope is best known for her creation of her signature statement piece: the Colossal Knit Jacket, with colourful colour blocking and balloon cuffed sleeves. Just by using her hands, Hope develops the unique and exuberant chunky knitwear pieces, her favourites created from sustainably sourced materials such as luxury merino wool and vegan biodegradable nylon. Her garments are ethically produced by her team of 15 knitters and seamstresses across Northern Ireland, which Hope personally trains in her innovative garment structure and knitting method.
Hope also creates large expressive collaged paintings and transforms them into prints, combined with carefully constructed detailed beadings and playful garment designs. Hope's creations are not a representation of reality but a world in which you may find in your dreams, inspired by her fascination with the mind, distortion, reality and surrealism. Hope’s garments are wearable pieces of art, that are bold and vivid experiences, each telling a dream-like story.
Hope's energetic and surreal garments have been featured on the front cover of GQ, Vogue’s '6 New Names In Summer Knitwear To Obsess Over', Elle, Vanity Fair, Sports Illustrated, Harper’s Bazaar, CR Fashion Book and the New York Times ‘Designers Who Are Making Knitwear Cool’. Hope's garments have also been seen on Halsey, Gigi Hadid, Naomi Osaka, Rosalia, Anne Marie and Kali Uchis.
Aside from the Hope Macaulay website, Hope Macaulay pieces are also available to order at Free People and Anthropologie.
Hope Macaulay strongly believe in high quality, made to order, handmade garments, shopping small, a close customer care relationship and supporting local women in our community.