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Drawing inspiration from remote islander life in the Isle of Man, Shannen’s concepts are heavily inspired by Manx myth and folklore superstitions with the occasional ‘emo’ teenage-anx throwback; dubbing her unorthodox creations as an eco-eerie-punk fusion.


Abolishing the usual robotic fashion calendar, Shannen works towards closing loops rather than focusing on seasons, reimagining life to disregarded throwaway materials. From working with laddered tights to old racing leathers - each collection is fully transparent with a story to tell, thus giving way to her ‘throwbacks & throwaways’ ethos.


As well as crafting one-of-a-kind pieces and advocating waste-free practices, Shannen also holds a strong passion for utilising art communities as a force of social and economic change, establishing and curating exhibit’s with the following collectives:


Shannen Maria Samuel

Creative Director bleaq

@bleaq__ (Creative Director)

Past collectives:

@bemerge (Creative Director)

@feroartscollective (Creative Director)