"Sullen Girl" by Tom Weller

January 4, 2017

My name's Tom Weller, 19 from the UK and my brand is called Sullen Girl, which I only started back in April of 2016.
This collection, called 'ID', focuses on ideas about education, identity and stereotypes.

Here's also a link to my brand's website, our shop, and also our instagram.
(All items are also available to buy now!)

DISSOLVING FILM: How did you become interested in fashion design?

TOM WELLER: At 16 I started to work in a magazine shop, and I fell in love with fashion and photography through magazines like i-D and Dazed. I'd never seen anything like it before and I knew I wanted to be involved ever since then, although I still have so much to learn in terms of creating garments from scratch.

Where did you find the inspiration for Sullen Girl?

I think the main inspiration is my friends and seeing the different struggles my generation goes through as they grow up. The name 'Sullen Girl' comes from a song by Fiona Apple that I think represents those struggles perfectly.