An installation by the design studio Phoebe English as part of London Fashion Week
The Phoebe English studio will be sharing their most recent research into less extractive fashion practices during London Fashion Week here at the Library.
Within the installation, the studio will take you through the systems, networks and partnerships they have been building to make their clothes with more positive methods and to start the transition from sustainable to regenerative design. Including investigations into plant dyes, regenerative agriculture, carbon sequestration, transforming and reusing textile 'waste' and building new regional fibre networks.
Phoebe English is a design studio based in South East London. All their clothing is made in London and the studio has specialised in developing a solution-based fashion practice in direct response to the climate crisis. Rejecting ‘fast-fashion’ the Phoebe English brand focuses instead on circularity, craftsmanship, and longevity.
The installation is part of our continuing successful partnership with the British Fashion Council to inspire fashion students and designers to access the richness and potential of our extensive collections to inspire their work.
Phoebe’s brand ethos resonates with both the British Fashion Council’s Positive Fashion Initiative and our own ambitions to help shape a brighter climate future, brought to life by The Natural Word season of events this autumn.The British Library is a charity. Your support helps us open up a world of knowledge and inspiration for everyone. Donate today.