This year’s collection, entitled ‘The Firebird’ will be Sarina’s fith showcase at Brighton Fashion Week forerunner Brighton Frocks. The theatrically trained designer’s previous roles include; costume making for a popular tv series, tailoring for Glyndebourne Opera House, corsetry for West End ’s 'Les Miserables', costume design for pantomimes, fashion lecturer at Highbury College and Senior Lecturer at the Arts University College, Bournemouth.
‘The Firebird’ was a ballet first performed in Paris on 25 June 1910 by the Ballets Russes which was founded by Sergei Diaghilev and composed by Igor Stravinsky.
The potential origin of the Firebird (Phoenix) dates back as far as Ancient Egypt and is acknowledged throughout various cultures and religions. In Greek mythology the Phoenix is a colourful and vibrant bird associated with the sun. A Phoenix is said to be a long living bird who dies in fire and is reborn by arising from the ashes of its predecessor.
Modern symbolism of the Phoenix suggest a person who has gone through difficult times, but has resurrected and survived. He or she has arisen from flames, overcoming challenges and defeating hard times. Focusing on this theme, Sarina will be showcasing her latest collection at ShowReel on the 12th of October.