“British fashion is self confident and fearless,” the great Alexander McQueen once professed. “It refuses to bow to commerce, thus generating a constant flow of new ideas whilst drawing in British heritage.”
One of the most fearless up-and-comers on the British fashion scene is Phoebe English, whose womenswear designs carry the same elements of darkness and intricacy as the garments that McQueen would so flawlessly turn out each fashion week. English’s education, at the renowned Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in London, is only matched by her personal strength and direction in creativity and original design. As a recent graduate, she chose to go against the traditional path of working for a bigger name and went straight to her own design studio, where she continues to craft her line, which is sold at Dover Street Market. Her collection stands out on the rack, as she chooses to use unexpected textiles such as hair, latex, and rubber, morphed into structured, boxy silhouettes. It should come as no surprise that the London media has picked up on this newcomer, and she has been featured in such esteemed titles as AnOther magazine, Vice, and the Guardian.
Recently, Crane TV interviewed her for London Fashion Week, and we have the video here for you to check out.