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Foundation Students Work With Phoebe English

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Published date 24 February 2015
© Carlotta Maneschi and Hann Tran

© Carlotta Maneschi and Hann Tran

Students on our Foundation Fashion Communication course took part in a ten-day live project with award-winning womenswear designer Phoebe English.

An alumna from Central Saint Martins’ MA Fashion course, Phoebe had already won the L’Oreal Professional Creative Award, the Ungaro Bursary and the Chloe Award by the time she graduated.

Known for her precise and uncompromising garments, Phoebe is now supported by the Centre for Fashion Enterprise and is stocked across the UK, Asia and the USA. In January, she was included in the Forbes ’30 under 30’ art and style category.

© Alexandra Lapina and Hexa Koo
© Aoi Itoh and Phoebe Longley
© Olivia Lightfoot and Cathy Yu

‘Tour de force’
Working in pairs, our students produced an advertising campaign for Phoebe’s archive collection pieces. Each group made a poster image or a 60-second film.

Phoebe said: “There was such an amazing energy on the Central Saint Martins Foundation course. The students were incredibly engaged and took to the project with passion and eagerness to explore set design, props, styling, art direction, filmmaking and writing – and all in such a short time. The projects were a tour de force!”

The work was of such a high standard that Phoebe selected eight winners in total: Aoi Itoh, Hexa Koo, Alexandra Lapina, Olivia Lightfoot, Phoebe Longley, Carlotta Maneschi, Hann Trann and Cathy Yu. The chosen students attended her show at London Fashion Week last weekend.

More information:
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
Fashion and Textiles curriculum area
Phoebe English