LONDON – As of next week, paper artist Zoe Bradley starts installing some of her exceptional, intricate artworks in the window at Sotheby’s in New Bond Street in the final run up to Christmas.

We thought it would be interesting to see some details of the sketches and mock ups for the works before they are finally revealed to the public. The only clue we can give at this stage is the chime of midnight, some singularly unattractive sisters – and, of course, a missing shoe.

A preview of Zoe Bradley's work for Sotheby's London windows
A preview of Zoe Bradley's work for Sotheby's London windows
A preview of Zoe Bradley's work for Sotheby's London windows
A preview of Zoe Bradley's work for Sotheby's London windows

Bradley’s career began with a successful career in fashion working alongside Alexander McQueen in the late 1990s. Using paper templates to mock up dresses, she began to realise that the paper designs could themselves be unique gowns. Since then her work with paper has evolved to include astonishing sculptural headpieces and dresses that artfully merge sculpture with design. Her work has been shown in the windows of Tiffany & Co, Harrods, Christian Louboutin and Liberty as well as frequently appearing in Vogue and other fashion publications.

In January Bradley will be installing an even more complex work in our galleries – watch this space…