Sophie Rieu founded Unicorn Design in May 2003 and her Unicorn designerwear label in 2005. Originally from France, she works from her studio and boutique: the Garden of Unicorn in Greystones, Co. Wicklow, offering a made to measure service and retailing her own collections
Sophie’s inspiration is grounded in fabric, heritage and craftsmanship and in particular in the long standing traditions of weaving in Ireland, France, Italy and the United Kingdom.
At Unicorn, Sophie mixes a modern, timeless elegance with a pinch of playful quirkiness. Her design approach is to breathe new life into traditional authenticity. She prides herself on attention to detail and on the consistency of her strong ethical policies.
Unicorn garments are made from natural materials only and are always lined with silk or fine organic cotton batiste. All cotton used is certified organic (GOTS Certification) and the collection is made to the highest standards in small family run ateliers.