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LFW SS13: Pheobe English “A True Talent”

LFW SS13: Pheobe English “A True Talent”

Pheobe English, SS13 at London Fashion Week, FashionBite

The most exciting show I’ve seen so far at Vauxhall, Phoebe English. After last season’s interesting combinations of contrasting fabrics, I was really looking forward to seeing what the designer had in store for spring/summer. Her beautiful use of alternative materials to create a ‘caging’ and ‘lattice’ effect over soft and hard fabrics was nothing short of what to expect from this brilliant emerging designer.

Pheobe English, SS13 at London Fashion Week, FashionBite 2

The opening look of the show, a beautiful loose fitted dress with belt and back detailing set the tone for what turned out to be a stunning collection – adapting her trademark talent of taking unconventional materials and applying them to the ‘caged’ technique produced beautiful sleeves, interesting necklines and visually interesting detailing on each garment.

Pheobe English, SS13 at London Fashion Week, FashionBite 3

The back was a huge feature of this collection, whilst constriction and cover seemed to be translated by the front of each look, the back was beautifully crafted, with a large circle cut out, gathered to create a flattering frame to the slender back of each model. Another beautiful detail was the belt, creeping through the mid-waist of most looks, in the same fabric as the garment.

Pheobe English, SS13 at London Fashion Week, FashionBite 4

The fabrics were neutral and relaxed, which added a nice dynamic to the constricted aesthetic of the cage sleeves and the belt detailing. A perfect collection and a beautiful adaptation of what we saw last season, Phoebe English has found her signature and continues to grow each season, a true talent!

Michael-Caleb @FashionBite xx

Emily Seares is an award-winning magazine editor and journalist and the founding editor of FashionBite. She was featured in VOGUE's Digital Powerlist Top 100 and is a quoted style expert for most national newspapers and magazines.

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