SIBLING is a collaboration between Joe Bates, Sid Bryan and Cozette McCreery.
SIBLING launched on May 29th 2008. The premier menswear collection included bright and playful subversions of classic knitwear styles such as cashmere Twinsets in sequin leopard and sparkling Bretons. Today, the leopard motifs, Breton stripes and vibrant colour have gone beyond aesthetics, becoming integral to the label’s DNA. With SIBLING women’s they offer the same integrity and spirit to women.
Their famous full Fair Isle knit look (known affectionately as Knit Monster) takes the cover of the book Doppelganger and travelled globally as part of the Wool Modern exhibition. Balaclava wearing Pandas Rock! and Tattooed Man exhibited in Holland in 2013 and their Sequin Kanaval Masks have made front covers: most recently Beyoncé on CR Fashion Book.
SIBLING worked with Pudsey for Children In Need 2012 and designed and produced an outfit for Disneyland Paris’ Extended 20th Anniversary celebrations to represent the UK in March 2013.
Awards include: Newgen Men and Women, Fashion Forward for Menswear and the first Dulux Colour Award: Best Use Of Colour In Fashion & Beauty. SIBLING are also the European representatives for WOOLMARK in 2014.
Collectively as SIBLING they have worked with: Robert Clergerie, Smiley, Swarovski, Barbie, Fashionary, G shock, Cassette Playa, Lulu & Co, Oxbow, Tween, Fred Perry, Topman and PUMA.
Artist collaborations include Noble & Webster, Clym Evernden, Noah Scalin, Will Broome, Mike Egan and Jim Lambie
Doppleganger published by Gestalen
Pattern published by Phaidon
Skull Style: Skulls in Contemporary Art and Design published by Farameh Media
Developing A Collection published by AVA Academia
Textiles And Fashion published by AVA Academia
Fashion In Motion: The V&A
Visionary Knitwear: Fashion & Textiles Museum
GQ Spain/ en In Progress: Museo del Traje, Spain
Off Site: ICA with Selfridges, UK
Fetishism in Fashion: MºBA 13, Holland
Wool Modern: World tour
Endless Garment: RMIT Australia
London Fashion Week, RCA