Swash are Sarah Swash and Toshio Yamanaka, a duo celebrated for their signature hand-drawn and painted artworks, instilling their digital prints with the charm of human touch.
After meeting at Central Saint Martins in 2001 the pair spent time in Sarah's hometown of Penzance, Cornwall before working in Toshio's home of Japan for a year. The brand emerged after Sarah and Toshio won the prestigious Hyères prize in 2004. They were later invited back to exhibit 100-framed drawings, a scarf retrospective and 3D sculptural installation. Today they are based in creative East London.
Another important landmark in the partnership came in 2005 when Swash acquired their beautiful whippet Candy, who quickly became an inspirational talisman and recurring motif in their designs from scarves and accessories to the more recent total-Swash-look womenswear.