Phoebe Shakespeare

Born in West London, Phoebe Shakespeare began assisting set designers during the second year of her Critical Art Practice degree at Brighton University. Her introduction to fashion was through a couple of last minute projects during this period, including assisting stylist Beat Bolliger and helping out during LFW. After moving to London upon completion of her degree, Phoebe worked in-house as a set designer for Wonderland Events, spending her spare time freelancing on fashion photoshoots and assisting set-designers.
Whilst spending her summers freelancing in New York, Phoebe built her freelance portfolio before focussing on her own work full-time.

Phoebe’s imaginative & explorative style is influenced by culture, politics and technology. She says “I love seeing the way humans create systems and patterns. I think genius lies in being able to be revenant but utterly unique in one’s interpretation of the world”.

Incorporating a period of travel into her life every year, Phoebe’s determination and commitment to building other worlds in a resourceful and enchanting way has seen her build a strong client base, with commissions from brands such as Net-A-Porter, Selfridges, Amazon & Facebook & editorials such as AnOther, Numero Berlin & Twin. Working with photographers such as Nick Dorey, Carlijn Jacobs, Tom Johnson and Thurstan Redding, Phoebe is also passionate about event set-builds, having collaborated on projects such as the British Fashion Awards at Royal Albert Hall and the Fabulous Halloween Fund Fair with AMFAR in New York.