Sophie Costumes was created by Sophie Whittam,
a figure skater of 16years with 7 years experience in
the fashion industry as a designer, buyer, retailer and technician.
Studying fashion design for 3 years,
I combined my love of design and figure skating to start producing
simple designs and costumes for close friends at ice Sheffield.
My career began at 17 where I opened a ladies fashion and
accessories boutique – ‘Three Boutique’ in Chesterfield.
I experienced the industry as a Buyer and as a Retailer before
moving on to become a Fashion Technician at Sheffield
Hallam University on the BA Hons Fashion degree,
delivering technical expertise to students and managing
the fashion department.
My final position was at Forever Unique as prom and
evening dress designer, where I gained incredible experiences
working in China at the factories and making fantastic contacts
and sourcing opportunities.
All my experiences have culminated in an unrivalled
understanding of figure skating and design knowledge.
Sophie Costumes prides itself on unusual designs,
luxurious fabrics and beautiful embellishment.