Phoebe English gave us a beautiful take on deconstruction and putting together this SS16. The collection was inspired by ‘movement and displacement’ and this was clear as the models stepped out in the committee room at The Royal College of Surgeons.
In true Phoebe nature the design aesthetic of her collection remained on emphasising construction. English played around with layering and pulling apart garments to reflect on the human body form. This was also seen through the colour palette of the collection. The dominant colours used were whites, blacks and reds. Sheer dresses were layered over culottes and bralets, sheer tops and buttoned up shirts over skirts and trousers. Everything was layered with a selection of asymmetrical cuts, patchwork and detailing allowed for textures to stand out against each other. Organza, linen, velvet and string were just some of what English used in her exploration of transition.
It was yet another strong, inspiring and incredibly thought out collection by the young British designer and we look forward to what she is going to produce next.