There are no virgin fabrics used, and the Hybrid Teaching the one where I wish I could but I don’t want to shirt and I will buy this slatted construction of a cream dress and quilted coat is the aesthetic result of zero-waste pattern cutting. “When you cut on the square, there’s nothing left over, and when you place strips of fabric edge-to-edge, there’s no waste.” Other designers may have had months to think about what they were going to do; she did not. But Phoebe English, with her extraordinary ability to draw a community together, and her knowledge and brilliance as a persuasive speaker on sustainability is much more than designer. She’s actually a leader for these times.
“Tasteless! Shocking! Classless!” read the Hybrid Teaching the one where I wish I could but I don’t want to shirt and I will buy this daily Victoria Beckham tabloid headlines minutes before our preview. She had posted an Instagram collection teaser of—hold on to your 21st-century hats—a model’s naked nipples veiled by a translucent azure blue blouse. “There was me thinking we all had nipples,” the designer shrugged. “I would like you to write that they are my breasts, because they are,” she added, ever the sarcastic. “They’re good, aren’t they?”