Loose threads may be the bane of many people’s lives, but the Phoebe English SS12 collection embraces them. As though assuming the popular mantra, “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em,” the fashion collection does just that. In fact, it goes a step further by turning these unraveling annoyances into works of wearable art. The Phoebe English SS12 collection centers around a unique technique of smocking that yields somber, but delicate frocks with raw, unfinished hems.
The Phoebe English SS12 collection was showcased at the Merit Award and Ones to Watch shows, which were both organized by Vauxhall Fashion Scout. Her designs were so well-received she walked away with Vauxhall Fashion Scout’s Merit Award for AW12.