Elena Dawson creates timeless and beautiful garments in her atelier in the East Sussex county of England. She's known for her semi-deconstructed, Victorian-inspired natural fiber frocks & handmade silk roses. She introduces new shapes each season, along with a few staple silhouettes in new fabrics.

All pieces are sewn, dyed, and hand printed in house by a very small team.

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The process of their "slow cashmere" begins at the foot of the Alps in Northern Italy, where they source pure cashmere from local family mills who have been working with natural yarn for centuries.

Each piece is stitched, frayed, and/or subtly embroidered entirely by hand, rendering each prïvate 02 04 garment truly distinctive.


Unique and utilitarian pieces that are thoughtfully designed with meticulous attention to detail. Hems are often hand finished, fabric is hand dyed and her long fabric tags are hand written. Shapes are twisted and closures off center.

The craftsmanship of her garments is impeccable. All pieces are limited edition and made by hand in her Paris atelier.

the shop

12 magazine street

charleston, south carolina


mon - sat 11a-5p

sunday by appointment