Emma J Shipley
Emma graduated from The Royal College of Art in 2011. Before founding her label, she worked on freelance commissions for clients including Nicholas Kirkwood, Umbro, Victoria's Secret, Osborne&Little and Jaguar Land Rover.
“Highly detailed and surreal pencil drawings translated into unique prints on silk and cashmere.”
“The Silverback Gorilla print scarf.”
THE COLLECTION: "The Aesop Collection is inspired by fables, myths and legends. British and European animals including rabbits, foxes and winged horses are drawn in fairy tale scenes. I was also inspired by illustrator and physician Fritz Kahn, and Albrecht Dürer’s lifelike animal studies. Watership Down references are mixed with Grimm’s Fairy Tales and ancient myths and legends."
WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVMENT: "Winning the Avery Dennison Emerging Fashion Brand award last year at the WGSN Global Fashion Awards."
IF YOU COULD DRESS ANYONE, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY?: "I think I’ll have to say Gwen Stefani - she was one of my idols growing up and I love her sense of individuality."