Elena Dawson

Elena Dawson is a womenswear and menswear clothing / shoe-maker. Born in London, Elena studied Art and Fashion Design before co-founding the highly acclaimed Paul Harnden Clothiers in 2000, the clothing division of Paul Harnden Shoemakers. She was an instrumental part of the design, concept, and business until 2006, when she decided to establish an independent clothing and shoe label of her own. All of her garments, accessories and footwear are made in-house by herself, using British wool, leather and horn buttons, Irish linen, French silk and lace, Chinese silk and Indian silk, cotton and woven.

Elena makes clothes the way some painter paint, getting lost in the process, being one with it. “I don’t like to overplan a collection and prefer it to remain at the idea stage. I don’t want to explain it to myself, to be too self-conscious of what I make when I’m making it”, she says. As a result, her Victorian-influenced clothes have a ghostlike quality that incorporate the spirit of the creator and the elusive quality of her dream.

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