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Ensemble - Glitter look

Glitter look

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:


  • Date:

    1/12/2014 - 28/02/2015

  • Artist/Maker:

    English, Phoebe (designer)
    Haueter, Livia (pattern cutter)
    Cumming, Ellie Grace (stylist)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Phoebe English

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

In this look the diaphanous fabric is layered up by the wearing of multiple garments, resulting in an arrangement of varying depths of colour. In places the grey builds to solid colour whereas at the ankles and wrists it forms no more than a translucent shade. Glitter trapped in the seams and hems replicate the build-up of fluff in pockets of well-worn clothes and contribute to the collection’s theme of temporality, magic and memories. The outfit illustrates the rigorous attention the designer gives to construction and pattern cutting. On the coat and jacket the layers fold in on themselves and side seams are avoided by working from one piece of fabric.

Place of Origin



1/12/2014 - 28/02/2015


English, Phoebe (designer)
Haueter, Livia (pattern cutter)
Cumming, Ellie Grace (stylist)

Object history note

Designed and made during December 2014, and January and February 2015. Shown during London Fashion Week at Somerset House, 22nd February, 2015. Also shown as part of Fashion in Motion at the V&A on October 8th, 2017.

Descriptive line

Ensemble consisting of fold front coat, fold front jacket, T-shirt, bra, skirt, trousers, Phoebe English, London, 2014-2015


Nylon net


Fashion; Womenswear


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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