Fashion in Motion: Phoebe English

Fashion in Motion is a series of live fashion shows at the V&A featuring leading fashion designers from across the world. British fashion designer Phoebe English presented highlights from her collections over the last 6 years in the Museum's Raphael Gallery.

Phoebe English has established a luxury womenswear and menswear label creating garments with an attention to precision and beauty. The Phoebe English label is proud to be entirely ‘Made in England’. Phoebe stages her collections within imaginative fashion set designs which offer an immersive experience to the audience. Regularly referencing lost or little-used fabrication techniques, a respect for construction and the ‘mark of the maker’ aims to set the label apart from mass made fashion and trend led design - a permanence in the transience of fashion. An intricate balance between craft and design remains at the heart of each collection.

Taking part in Fashion in Motion has a particular significance to me, as the V&A was the museum in which I decided to follow my interest in fashion. It is the building where my love for clothing and design were contextualised into a tangible practice and pathway. The V&A is a temple to all the endless creative possibilities of the human mind. To have the opportunity to be involved with both such an historic and contemporary space is a very special thing indeed.

Phoebe English

Catwalk highlights

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