Gender-neutral cowboys, space, saloon barmaids — Electronic Sheep is knitwear not as you know it. Founded by childhood friends, Brenda Aherne and Helen Delany, this Irish label is defined by its detailed tapestry-esque jacquards and imagery that evoke a sense of nostalgia that is both retro and contemporary.
Electronic Sheep’s latest collection ‘Universal Cowboy’ brings to mind being a teenager in the 80s, with its acid hued graphics like icons of a classic arcade game. The duo have often cited the influence of growing up in suburban Dublin during the 80s. Their aesthetic draws from the myriad of cultural movements at the time like mod, punk, ska, metal, new wave and the new romantics. Their designs echo the radical nature of the era but are very much of today.
Commissioned by the ‘Crafts Council of Ireland’ in aid of local knitwear makers, ‘Universal Cowboy’ reads like a great Western, with motifs inspired by Arizonian landscapes, cowboy boots bought in Vegas and Mexican cigarette packets. Crafted by specialist makers in Greece with 100% merino wool, each scarf generously sized, some almost blanket-like, and is made to see you through a chilly Winter.
We're so excited to include Electronic Sheep at Skarfe, as they're unlike anything we have seen before - much like a cowboy in space!
Shop the range here.