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Top Taunton designer returns to her roots
4:00pm Wednesday 8th August 2012 in Taunton
A HOME-grown fashion designer is going back to her roots with an exclusive fashion event in Taunton.
Phoebe Garlick, owner of Henry Hunt, a fashion design business based in the town, will showcase her latest collection at the Pitcher and Piano in Corporation Street on Friday, August 10.
From life in the Blackdown Hills and studying at Somerset College, where she was inspired to pursue fashion design in London, Phoebe has already seen her work featured in Vogue, Elle and Country Life.
She said: “Our roots are important to us. Having grown up in Taunton and returned after being in London to set up the business locally I think it is very inspiring for young entrepreneurs.
“It is also rare for an event such as this to be staged for the younger generations in Taunton and encourages those who are interested to pursue their path, something that I felt a huge lack of in the area while growing up.”
Phoebe established the company in 2009 with help from her family to create a modern strand of country clothing, combining edgy fun fashions from the capital with traditional fabrics and classic cuts from country, sporting and casual wear.
The free fashion show starts at 6pm, with a catwalk show at 9pm, and includes a Pop-Up Shop, Fancy Dress Photo Booth, Pimms, Party and lots more.