Sam and Bianca

How fitting a couple to profile next. The romantically inspired fashion designer, Bianca Spender and her partner Sam McGuiness, an environmentalist who inspired her spring/summer collection.

Photo of Bianca Spender in Paris by partner, Sam McGuiness.

A storyboard in Bianca Spender‘s office of her “love among ruins” collection. The references were born from a holiday with her partner Sam and son, Domo, to an overgrown farm that had an entrancing, enchanting and romantic mood.

“I was drawn to the work of the Pre-Raphaelite painter Sir Edward Burne-Jones whose mythical settings evoked the same dreamy atmosphere. The scenes in his paintings were rich in costumes with their artistic draping and armor details providing a myriad of inspiration.” Bianca Spender.

Meet Bianca herself for a personal insight into spring/summer collection at her store, 9 Oxford St Paddington, Thursday 26th August. 6.30-930pm