Ones To Watch: Phoebe English
|Photography by Magdalene Golembiewska|
However as soon as it began, it was over. The collection went by so fast it was hard to keep up. The raw edge fringing struggled to keep up with the power houses that were the half ponytailed, half extended fringed models that stormed the catwalk like sirens in the night. A wide eyed smile from Phoebe and a nod of recognition and the music dipped.
I caught up with English shortly after the show backstage chatting to stylist Rebekah Roy. Post storm thoughts and feelings were a mixture of relief and fatigue but ultimately happiness. “We have been working on the collection for about 7 weeks so yeah quite a short amount of time but i've had a really fantastic team helping me and we work really well together so it got a good pace to it. The inspiration I had, well I just wanted something a bit heavier, a bit bulkier than the stuff from the last collection so I was just trying to move it forward in a new direction.” As to what she is doing this evening? “I'm going to have some champagne”...We think this sounds like a good idea!
Text: Madeleine Ayers