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A Tribute to Joe Bates, Late Co-Founder of Sibling

Sunday 16 August 2015

Last weekend saw the sad passing of Joe Bates, co-creator and joint creative director of Sibling, following a long battle with cancer. Joe founded the London-based fashion label with partners Sid Bryan and Cozette McCreery back in 2008, growing the brand from a spontaneous idea made on holiday into one of the most eagerly anticipated highlights in the London Fashion Week schedule. Sibling’s quirky, colourful and consistently creative collections brought a sense of fun and energy back into British fashion, demonstrating a subversive new way to approach knitwear for men and women alike.

 

Following the news of Bates’ death, Sibling posted a picture on their Instagram account in remembrance:

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In a small tribute to the designer’s memory, we’ve rounded up some of the most inspiring fashion moments Joe helped to create in the seven years since Sibling was first launched.

 

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Sibling’s famous ‘Knit Monster’, first shown in their Autumn/Winter 2011 collection before appearing in various art exhibitions

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Sibling Autumn/Winter 2012-13 

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Sister by Sibling Spring/Summer 2013

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Sibling Autumn/Winter 2013-14

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Sister by Sibling Autumn/Winter 2013-14

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Sibling Spring/Summer 2015 

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Sibling Autumn/Winter 2015-16 

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Sibling Spring/Summer 2016

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Joe making his final bow on the catwalk at LCM in June, alongside Sid and Cozette.