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Phoebe English AW15 Presentation Dazed Womens sheer layer
Phoebe English AW15 Presentation

Phoebe English AW15

Fishermen's wives rove a dystopian land in delicate nets and ropes of velvet

Initial reaction:

A crafty collection of romanticised rebellion with voluminous layers of organza and woven black velvet.

He loves me, he loves me knot:

Gothic tulle and furrows of sheer organza were weighed down by glittered hems and trapped beading as Phoebe English signified a new level of progression with her AW15 collection. With laboured construction at the centre of her design ethos, the shrimp netted trousers and knotted velvet rope alluded to an unassuming fisherman theme while delicate layering of ethereal textiles amplified the designer’s respect for construction.

Devoid of decoration:

Transforming the BFC Presentation Showspace into an enveloping vision of dystopia, English draped dust sheets from metal frames as disused electric fans, light fittings and antiquated radios were scattered vacantly across the room. The raw and unassuming surroundings echoed her prudent approach to design with a focus on structure rather than decoration.