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BEAZLEY DESIGNS OF THE YEAR 2020 | THE DESIGN MUSEUM

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PHOEBE ENGLISH was shortlisted for the Design Museum annual Beazley ‘Designs of the Year’ exhibition and awards within the Fashion category for our ‘Nothing New’ collection. The ‘Nothing New’ collection was founded on a fabric project; exploring locality, collaboration, distance, and design community. The entire collection and its subsequent production, comprised of reclaimed non-virgin materials sourced from our local… Read more »

Emergency Designer Network

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In March 2020, Phoebe English joined with London-based designers Holly Fulton and Bethany Williams and industry connector, Cozette McCreery to form the Emergency Designer Network (EDN) in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic that was to claim the lives of millions across the world. This entirely volunteer-led network has galvanised local UK production to support… Read more »

Chinese Silk Museum

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As part of the Chinese Silk Museum’s exhibition held towards of 2019, we were to commissioned to offer our own interpretation of traditional Qipao . The garment was made using off cuts of bamboo silk, layered inside silk organza to reference the silk of a traditional Qipao. We chose the colour white as often seen… Read more »

Fashion Central Saint Martins

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“Fashion Central Saint Martins” comprises of early sketches, first collections, essays and photography exploring the history of Central Saint Martins from 1931 to present day. Curated by Cally Blackman and Hywel Davies, and published by Thames & Hudson, the book launched in September 2019. Both Phoebe’s BA and MA collections are featured in the 2010’s… Read more »

V&A PHOEBE ENGLISH ACQUISITION

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We are pleased to announce the acquisition of a selection of pieces from the Phoebe English archive by the Victoria and Albert Musuem, London. The V&A’s Fashion and Textile collection now has complete looks from both our AW15 and SS16 collections along with their accompanying marionettes. The puppets were created to sit alongside their counterpart models during our… Read more »

More or Less x Matches Fashion

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As a contribution to the More or Less x Matches fashion exhibition, Phoebe English was commissioned to create an exhibition piece made entirely from leftover, excess, non-virgin material. Draped across the body in a chaotic placement, the garlands made from leftover tulle from the studio, was fit over a single layer slip dress.

PHOEBE ENGLISH: INANIMATE, ANIMATE AT MORLEY COLLEGE

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PHOEBE ENGLISH: INANIMATE, ANIMATE. (ONLY) HALF THE REFLECTION. An exhibition of two halves. The first half, an intricate installation, displayed pieces from the AW19 collection which had a strong emphasis on sustainability and included hand made textiles from recycled and waste materials, fabric saving methods and sustainable fabrics. The unveiling of the collection up-close allowed… Read more »

TRICKERS X PHOEBE ENGLISH

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PHOEBE ENGLISH collaborated with British heritage brand Trickers. Founded in 1892, the brand is one of the longest established shoemakers in England. The partnership was a celebration of the craftsmanship, use of honest materials and organic leather tanning solutions that Trickers boots and shoes are so well known for. Inspired by classic Trickers menswear styles,… Read more »

BBC RADIO 4 “NEW YEAR SOLUTIONS”

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Phoebe English participated in an interview with BBC Radio 4 on their series “New Year Solutions” on her views on sustainability and fashion, sharing examples and works in progress to grow as a business and as an individual as sustainably as possible during this alarming climate state. You can hear more on best practice suggestions… Read more »

Environmental Audit Committee

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In November 2019, Phoebe English was invited to be a panellist at the Environmental Audit Committee’s Parliamentary “largest ever select public hearing” at the Victoria & Albert Museum, to discuss and present our evidence on their inquiry in to Sustainability of the UK Fashion Industry . Alongside industry peers and figureheads, such as Claire Bergkamp (Sustainability & Innovation… Read more »

V&A “FASHION IN MOTION”

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PHOEBE ENGLISH was chosen to feature as one of the artists to participate in the V&A’s renowned series “Fashion in Motion“. Phoebe presented highlights from her entire archive collections in miniature, displayed across 30 hand painted marionettes created with artist and puppet maker Judith Hope. The installation show was presented in the Museum’s Raphael Gallery, highlights from… Read more »

HOMO FABER “CRAFTING A MORE HUMAN FUTURE”

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PHOEBE ENGLISH was asked to be a featured designer in the first edition of the new cultural exhibition ‘Homo Faber’ in Venice, Italy. Founded by Italian gallerist Jean Blanchaert and acclaimed architect Stefano Boeri, the exhibition was a homage to artisanal and luxury craftsmanship, with a focus on European artistry. Work from the Phoebe English benchmark 2012… Read more »

PHOEBE ENGLISH X GRAND MARNIER

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PHOEBE ENGLISH was commissioned by Grand Marnier to launch the first of their “Grand Experiences” series. Phoebe designed an evening of dance inspired by mixology, in collaboration with The Mandrake Hotel and Chivaree Circus Company. Bespoke pieces were created by Phoebe for the choreographed interactive dance performed by three contortionists.

PHOEBE ENGLISH X JUDITH HOPE

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PHOEBE ENGLISH collaborated with the artist and puppet maker Judith Hope on a collection of intricate, emotive marionettes created to display the SS18 show. The collection of puppets was then later added to for an exhibition at the V&A, and Judith and Phoebe collaborated again to create a further collection for the label’s retrospective show.

PHOEBE ENGLISH X ZAHA HADID

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PHOEBE ENGLISH collaborated with Zaha Hadid Designs on the show “The Extraordinary Process” at gallery Maison Mais Non alongside Iris Van Herpen and Stephen Jones. Phoebe English was commissioned to design a piece for the exhibtion. Titled “Shelter”, the piece was made from hand-stitched smocked calico.

PHOEBE ENGLISH | AWARDED 2016 BFC FASHION TRUST GRANT

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PHOEBE ENGLISH was named as one of twelve 2016 BFC Fashion Trust grant recipients. Set up in 2011 by the British Fashion Council, The Fashion Trust is a charitable initiative to support the work of UK designers. We’re honoured that we were included. The above image is taken from the SS16 collection show. More on the BFC… Read more »

PHOEBE ENGLISH X SHOWstudio | THE FALL OF THE CORSET

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As part of SHOWstudio’s Fashion & Freedom exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery, PHOEBE ENGLISH designed a bespoke corset to feature in a film exploring how the first world war led to a decline in the garment’s use. Directed by Rei Nadal, with styling by Ellie Grace Cumming, and modelled by Guinevere Van Seenus, The Fall… Read more »

PHOEBE ENGLISH EXHIBITION AT NOW GALLERY

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OUR EXHIBITION TAKEOVER OF NOW GALLERY IN GREENWICH IS OPEN DAILY UNTIL THE 9TH AUGUST 2015. FEATURING A LARGE SCALE TEXTILE INSTALLATION COMPRISING OF THOUSANDS OF HAND STITCHED GLASS BEADS AND A DETAILED LOOK INTO THE TEXTILES, DRAWINGS, TOOLS AND WORKINGS OUT OF ALL PREVIOUS COLLECTIONS. ALSO FEATURING LIMITED EDITION JEWELLERY.

PHOEBE ENGLISH X NOW GALLERY

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FLOATING | FALLING | DROWNING | FLYING – AN INTROSPECTIVE OF PROCESS WE ARE TAKING OVER THE NOW GALLERY FROM THE 21ST OF MAY UNTIL THE 9TH OF AUGUST 2015. OUR LARGEST SCALE INSTALLATION TO DATE WILL BE ACCOMPANIED WITH A FULL EXPLORATION ACROSS THE WORKING PROCESSES OF THE LABEL. ENTITLED ‘FLOATING | FALLING |… Read more »

WEB SHOP LAUNCHES

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THE PHOEBE ENGLISH WEB SHOP HAS LAUNCHED, FEATURING FAVOURITES, EXCLUSIVE AND ARCHIVE PIECES –> PHOEBEENGLISH.COM/SHOP PHOTOGRAPHY – GARETH POWELL STYLING – ELLIE GRACE CUMMING WEBSITE – MEZZANINE GOLD

PHOEBE ENGLISH X DOVER STREET MARKET NEW YORK

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Ground FL Phoebe English Event Space designed by Philip Cooper and Phoebe English

FOR THEIR INAUGURAL SEASONAL CHANGEOVER AT DSM NY, PHOEBE ENGLISH WAS INVITED TO RE-IMAGINE THE STORE’S GROUND FLOOR EVENT SPACE – EXPLORING THEMES OF CHAOS, CONTROL, GRAVITY AND TEMPORALITY, WORKING WITH ART DIRECTOR PHILIP COOPER.

PHOEBE ENGLISH X DSM NY X FRIEZE NEW YORK

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TO CELEBRATE FRIEZE NEW YORK, DSM NY INVITED US TO REINVENT OUR 4TH FLOOR SPACE. PLAYING ON THE ‘GLASS GLOBE’ WE MADE FOR THE DSM LONDON WINDOW, THIS OVERSIZED KNITTED FLOOR GLOBE NOW SITS PROUDLY ON THEIR 4TH FLOOR.

SILVER BEADS FOR I.T 25TH ANNIVERSARY.

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PHOEBE ENGLISH CREATED A BESPOKE SILVER BEAD OUTFIT FOR I.T’S SILVER JUBILEE EXHIBITION TO CELEBRATE I.T’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY. THE TOURING EXHIBITION WILL MAKE STOPS IN PARIS, HONG KONG, BEIJING AND LONDON.

PHOEBE ENGLISH FEATURED IN ‘PATTERN’

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PHOEBE ENGLISH IS FEATURED IN PHAIDON’S NEW BOOK, ‘PATTERN’ – AN ‘INTERNATIONAL SURVEY OF 100 OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT AND GROUNDBREAKING CONTEMPORARY FASHION AND ACCESSORY DESIGNERS’. AS CHOSEN BY JUSTIN THORNTON AND THEA BREGAZZI OF PREEN.  

‘FRENETIC FLESH’

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PHOEBE ENGLISH COLLABORATES WITH FUSION BELLY DANCER LEAH DEBRINCAT FOR A TWO DAY LIVE STREAM, ‘FRENETIC FLESH’, AS PART OF SHOWstudio’s ‘SELLING SEX’ SEASON. Cover image: Courtesy of Nick Knight and SHOWstudio.com