Susan Bradley Designs

Susan Bradley Designs

About The Artist

Susan Bradley • Wayzata, MN
Clothing - Accessories • WHOLESALE AVAILABLE

Susan’s luxurious and architectural pieces are the culmination of a lifelong fascination with tactile luxury, exotic travel, and visual story in textile art. Rare, opulent and industrial fabrics with a perfectionists attention to detail characterize Susan’s work. Her travels as part of a flight crew with a major airlines advanced her knowledge of high fashion and simplicity. Susan has a work space in her home and a show room in the Arts District of Minneapolis. She makes architectural pieces out of industrial mesh and neoprene, scuba fabric, Pointe knit, quilted nylon, One of a Kind out of Vintage Japanese Kimonos. “ Passion for travel, high fashion, vintage couture, architecture, luxurious and industrial fabrics—-put this together and you have Susan Bradley Designs”


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Q&A with the Artist

Tell us how your work is made.

I design and make most of my garments. I have one person who works with me on pattern making and production (Artful Home). I use industrial mesh and neoprene. I also have a One of a Kind Jacket that I make using recycled Japanese Kimono fabric and opulent silks from around the world. I have a studio in my home where I work. I display at my studio at NKB.

What makes you passionate about the medium you work with?

I live on a lake and have worn neoprene swimming. I have always been interested in the feel and different drape it creates. I flew for a major airlines and use industrial mesh (suitcase mesh) for its strength and feel both create an architectural garment. Japan gave me the love of the opulent Japanese Kimono which I use for my One of a Kind garments. I have been designing and sewing all my life.

What is something unique about you or your practice?

Industrial, unexpected, unusual, opulent, use of fabrics.