Designer To Watch: PHOEBE ENGLISH
The next generation of designers is emerging, and they are diving in head first – no holding back.
Phoebe English in no exception,
a brilliantly independent London-based designer with her own luxury womenswear brand. With a strong focus on textile her designs demonstrate this attention to ‘surface’ and a unique abil- ity to ressurect rare techniques, giving each garment an underlying dimension and focus on construction. Having had her first Dover street market window in May of this year, she is a designer to keep on your radar.
The first thing she ever made, she says was….”according to the mumma, the first thing she can remember me making was an elaborate seaweed ball gown complete with head dress out of long pieces of kelp on a beach in Ireland one Summer.
Apparently I made a bee line for it, spent ages fashioning it together- god knows how!! and proceeded to do a catwalk. FashON!”
Phoebe English’s pieces feature in our upcoming Issue #7, with artist Phoebe Collings-James. An editorial with the young artist Collings-James to not only celebrate her upcoming exhibition, ‘Lament for the Walking Dead’, but to also showcase London’s finest emerging and established designers, captured by a group of London’s stellar young creatives.