Phoebe English to stage Fashion in Motion show at V&A

Fashion designer Phoebe English has been announced as the latest brand to collaborate with the Victoria & Albert Museum for the Fashion in Motion series.


Phoebe English Autumn Winter 2017 presentation - Photo: Courtesy of Phoebe English

The British fashion designer will stage four free shows in the museum’s Raphael Gallery on Friday 20 October, presenting highlights from her collections over the last 6 years.

A pop-up shop will also feature on the day and comprise a selection of garments from the Phoebe English archive alongside pieces crafted especially for the V&A, and unique pieces exclusively sold at special V&A promotional prices.

The Central Saint Martins graduate has won several awards, including the L'Oreal ‘Professional Creative Award’, the ‘Ungaro’ Bursary and the ‘Chloe’ Award.

Her inaugural collection was picked up by Dover Street Market London, and she was listed as a Forbes '30 under 30’ in their influential Art and Style category in 2015.


Phoebe English Spring Summer 2015 collection - Photo: Courtesy of Phoebe English

Oriole Cullen, fashion curator at the V&A, said: “Phoebe English is a designer for whom the presentation of her work is an integral part of her design process. For each of her collections she creates intriguing and beautiful scenarios in which to showcase her designs.”

“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,” added the designer.

“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.”

Other designers who have been featured in the Fashion in Motion series include Alexander McQueen, Christian Lacroix, Erdem, Gareth Pugh, Vivienne Westwood and Yohji Yamamoto.

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