Ten Minutes With Designer Elizabeth Stott

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Striking the perfect balance between modern luxury and sustainability, Elizabeth Stott hopes to change the face of fashion with the recent launch of her namesake label E.Stott. MOJEH speaks exclusively to the designer

You worked with some amazing designers before launching your namesake label — how did this inspire you?

Having worked at companies such as Issa, Roksanda and Emilia Wickstead, I’m grateful for the opportunities I have been given and the marvellous people I have worked with along the way. Each job has allowed me to grow and learn new skills and points of view.

Why did you choose to go out on your own with E.Stott?

It felt like the right time. I feel customers’ values are changing, and people are looking for brands with purpose. I saw an opportunity to continue to be creative and look at design through a different lens, to incorporate solutions to the wider environmental problems into my design work.


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How do you keep a sustainable mindset with the brand?

The heart of the brand is thinking about new ways to make clothes, how to make pieces sustainable and a desire to contribute to a hopeful future of clothing. We try to think about our environmental footprint in a multitude of ways. One of our solutions is to create outfits piece by piece. Our additions of sleeves or belts let customers craft their own collections which adapt to their needs, increasing the life of an item through versatility. We also use fabrics that are otherwise going to waste, minimising our environmental footprint by reducing demand for raw materials.

And in life?

It’s something I try to work on every day, through better practices in the studio and home. Questioning every process and trying to work out how to do it better. For example, I love buying old Gucci dresses and vintage Patagonia from resale retailers for my children.

Can you tell us a little about your debut SS23 collection?

It’s a collection that celebrates joy and is full of hope. It’s set against the backdrop of the E.Stott studio, the motorbike workshop below and the surrounding local area. The SS23 collection is inspired by the works of Constantin Brâncuși and Magdalene Odundo, and is a playful dichotomy of the tough with the fragile.

How does it feel to join the MATCHES family?

I couldn’t have wished for a better partner to launch E.Stott with. They are forward-thinking in their selection, aesthetically sharp and they have a legacy.


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How would you describe a typical day at work in your atelier?

Busy! No day is ever the same.

What inspires you?

History, art and everyday details found in unusual places. My brand is an evolving collage of the world around me with ideas and references transcending time, product and craft.

Where will we find you this summer?

Between my life in the city and the countryside. I rarely sit still. I enjoy experiencing art, exhibitions and galleries in London as much as spending a weekend in the countryside with my two children, husband and dachshund. I’ll also travel to New York for work before a trip to Puglia for the annual family table tennis tournament and local Italian cuisine. Available at Matches

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