THE DESIGN AESTHETIC EXPLORES THE DESIGNERS OWN EXPERIENCE OF CHILDHOOD AND GIRLSTYLE. NOSTALGIA FROM WESTERN 1960S AND 70S INFLUENCES OUTCOMES TO CREATE A VINTAGE VIBE. ELIZABETH WHIBLEY INDEPENDANTLY RESEARCHED HARAJUKU STREET STYLE WHEN VISITING TOKYO IN MAY 2017, THIS INFLUENCED THE CREATION OF HER DEBUT GRADUATE COLLECTION CALLED DREAMING AND DOING. THE TITLE OF THIS CAPTURES HER MINDSET TO LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST, ACHIEVE DREAMS AND GET STUFF DONE!

 

THE PHOTOMONTAGE AND COLLAGE BASED APPROACH OFTEN DEPICTED IN DESIGN WORK LINKS TO THE VERTY TACTILE FEELING OF SCRAPBOOKING AND CUTTING AND STICKING THE DESIGNER ENJOYED AS A CHILD. EXPECT ELIZABETH WHIBLEYS PRINTS TO WHIMSICALLY EXHIBT MOTIFS SEEN IN EVERYDAY LIFE IN A QUIRKY ILLUSTRATIVE STYLE AND CHAOTIC,

YET CONSDIERED COLLAGES. 

ELIZABETH WHIBLEY STARTED CREATING AND SELLING SMALL HAND SEWN EMBROIDERIES, HAND BOUND BOOKS AND POMPOM EARRINGS IN JUNE 2016 VIA ETSY. THE BRAND INTRODUCED ACRYLIC EARRINGS IN JUNE 2017, AND SINCE THEN THE BRAND REALLY STARTED TO GAIN MOMENTUM WITH SELLING OUT EVERY SINGLE LAUNCH. SOMETIMES WITHIN A MATTER OF MINUTES. ELIZABETH WHIBLEYS ICONIC ‘LOVE MYSELF’ EARRINGS ARE CERTAINLY THE BEST SELLER, WITH APPROX 350 PAIRS BOUGHT. ALL ACRYLIC WASTE IS IN A CLOSED LOOP SYSTEM. THE DESIGNERS EMPATHETIC AND HUMOROUS ART PRINTS, ZINES AND STICKERS ARE SOLD ALONGSIDE HER PLASTIC-FANTASIC ACCESSORIES. 

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