Elena Dawson

Elena Dawson

Elena Dawson creates timeless and beautiful semi-deconstructed garments in her East Sussex studio. She studied at the University of Brighton and began working as a seamstress after graduating, which turned out to be an invaluable experience. “I draw on the knowledge I learned at the tailors still now in the way I make clothing,” she says. “When you work on alterations you are really tearing the guts out of the garment, performing a sort of autopsy—you really get to see a garment at its most vulnerable point. Observing this state of semi deconstruction in the making of a garment or shoe is what I like to retain in my finished work."

She launched Paul Harnden Clothiers with Paul Harnden in 2000, and left in 2006 to start her own line by her own aesthetic standards. She works from a dress form and sculpts everything by hand - designing and constructing her collections in house with a very small team using natural fabrics - her favorites are English wool, Irish linen, Indian cottons and Chinese silks.

This is a limited, special collection of the Rosebud Hacking Jacket and Pant in cream cotton canvas, not the full SS21 collection.

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Elena Dawson Rosebud Hacking Jacket

Elena Dawson Rosebud Hacking Jacket

Elena Dawson Rosebud Hacking Jacket

Elena Dawson Rosebud Hacking Jacket

Elena Dawson Rosebud Hacking Jacket

ROSEBUD HACKING JACKET
/ 100% COTTON
S - XL

Elena Dawson Rosebud Pant

Elena Dawson Rosebud Pant

Elena Dawson Rosebud Pant

Elena Dawson Rosebud Pant

ROSEBUD PANT / 100% COTTON
XS - M

Elena Dawson Rosebud Hacking Jacket with Pant

Elena Dawson Rosebud Hacking Jacket with Pant

Elena Dawson Rosebud Hacking Jacket with Pant

Elena Dawson Rosebud Hacking Jacket

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April 13, 2021
Elena Dawson Hacking Coat

ELENA DAWSON

London-based designer Elena Dawson creates beautiful garments and accessories that possess an ephemeral quality that is meticulous, yet timeless. By creating pieces that allow the wearer to infuse her semi deconstructed garments with their own life experiences, each collection becomes an exploration in ritual. Elena Dawson designs and constructs her collections in-house with a small group of artisans using raw linens, crispy cottons, and fine silks sourced in England. The Elena Dawson label was conceived in 2006 after she co-founded Paul Harnden Clothier.


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HACKING COAT WITH ROSE
100% black cotton velvet


TOP KNOT DRESS
100% black silk taffeta


CROP BLOUSE
100% black silk chiffon


SATIN DUNGAREES
100% heavy black silk satin


HACKING COAT WITH DRAPED POCKET
100% red silk dupioni


BLOUSE
100% red silk chiffon


RUTH SKIRT SHORT
100% red silk dupioni


BOILER SUIT
100% cotton drill


HACKING JACKET
100% cotton moleskin


October 31, 2019