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Phoebe English

FashionCraftsDesign Academic, Educator

The PHOEBE ENGLISH studio was founded in 2011 and designs clothing with our planetary boundaries in mind. In the decade since Phoebe established the studio, the brand has developed into an internationally renowned label. The studio is in an ongoing transition towards sustainable circular design within a slow fashion context. The PHOEBE ENGLISH studio has dual roots in textile craftsmanship and reduced environmental impact, aiming to develop ways of working with design and its surrounding systems that align with the realities of our planetary limitations. A personal narrative runs throughout the work within the studio's established aesthetics of both the decorative and the utilitarian.

 

Phoebe attended Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London for her BA and MA in Fashion Design with Knitwear, completing the acclaimed MA under the tuition of Louise Wilson, where her practice evolved to focus on constructed textiles. Upon graduation, she was awarded the L'Oreal Professional Prize. The PHOEBE ENGLISH studio has shown at London Fashion Week since 2011 and has received the following accolades: The Marie Claire Sustainability Award for Best Sustainable Designer Brand (2022), The Fashion Awards Leader of Change for Environment Honouree at The Fashion Awards (2021), Beazley Design of the Year (Design Museum 2020), and The Fashion Awards Community Honouree for co-founding the Emergency Designer Network (2020).

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