I recently graduated with a First class BA(hons) in Fashion Textile Print. I studied at The University for the Creative Arts Rochester where I will be continuing my studies in a Fashion Design Masters. I would describe myself as a freelance creative because I am not limited to just fashion or surface design. I have a plethora of skills and ideas that are transferable into many opportunities - basically I can do anything and I would love to be a part of many creative projects and outputs. I have interned at Typical Freaks, Mary Benson, Pistol Panties, and the Now Gallery. I am very confident, engaging and independent. I consider myself easily adaptable for group work but I am naturally a leader (only-child Taurus here.) I have been a freelance model for many years, primarily working for independent brands, students and graduates. Some highlights from this time are London Fashion Week, Toni and Guy, Tatty Devine and Lazy Oaf. Additionally to editorial and lookbook shoots, I have experience in catwalk and life modelling. So if you now fancy getting in touch please do! wooo!!
I have had my own small but growing business for roughly three years now, I started off selling silly pompom earrings on Etsy. Not much has changed because I am still incredibly silly and naive with my design approach but I have developed my style and skills to create the self proclaimed absolutely iconic LOVE MYSELF earrings which if you are lucky, may still be in stock on my website. I also create and sell illustration prints and stickers, soon I will be launching apparel.
My brand is expanding and I am working on getting some of my Graduate Collection DREAMING AND DOING into production so some of you lovelies can nab a piece of pinky goodness. All updates on shop restocks and launches are held over on my Instagram @elizabethwhibley, but you probably knew that because Instagram is what has taken you to my website in the first place! You may have noticed if you are still reading, another skill of mine is talking about myself. Much of my work is also based around ME ! That is because I will never run out of ME-ness, I have a strong sense of self-style and I love reconnecting with aspects of my childhood and girlstyle.
Nostalgia of previous decades, especially the 1960s and 70s heavily inspire me. I have a very playful style, often personifying the mundane and creating a narrative. I am my own muse and I certainly follow a more-is-more aesthetic in my personal dress and in my creations. My graduate collection was shown at Graduate Fashion Week and New Designers, if you would like to see it please click here!!
It is important to my brand that there is as little impact on the environment as possible whilst still being able to bring you the funkiest things. I am always trying to find more eco conscious and environmentally responsible ways to print and produce my clothing.