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About Estyn Hackshaw : Born in San Francisco to a free-thinking couple from
New York and Minnesota, Estyn began learning art, design, costume, and natural sciences during her early childhood. Learning primarily from her mother who had previously worked making elaborate costumes for the American Conservatory Theater. Estyn's mother had learned dressmaking from her mother, who could improvise immaculate dresses without any pattern.

Estyn's liberal childhood, included many summers spent at the
Buddhist Zen Center near Big Sur, California. She grew up largely unaware of mainstream fashion.

At 17 Estyn learned about the possibility of a career in fashion design and began studying fashion and figure drawing at the Santa Rosa Jr. College and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. At 19 she
was awarded second place prizewinner in the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising National Scholarship Award in San Francisco. She later graduated Phi Theta Kappa with her Fashion Design degree in 2004.
Prior to her graduation, Estyn accepted an offer from her former teacher, the then Director of Production at BCBG MAX AZRIA and began her career in Los Angeles just two days after her graduation. 2004 Marked her professional beginning in fashion design. The 20 year old received creative direction from Marie Mazelis (now Director at Halston Heritage), Lubov Azria, and couture dossier Alina Pizzano. Estyn developed an expertise in Soft dressing, color story building, trend research, and concept development.

After BCBG MAX AZRIA, Estyn designed for labels such as Ella Moss, Nordstrom's Felicity & Coco, Tommy Bahama, AG Jeans, Bebe Sport, and Michael Stars. Estyn’s designs, under these labels, have been featured on Television, billboards, in films, and worn by A-list celebrities such as Giselle Bündchen, Allesandra Ambrosia, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Alba, Nicole Richie, Ashley Greene, Nikki Hilton, Selena Gomez, and countless others. Estyn's fashion illustrations have been featured by Pantone's Color Forecast.

In 2013 Estyn met her match and spent years in the pristine German countryside along the Swiss-Austrian border building her family. In 2015 between Los Angeles and Germany, she set up design spaces and founded her own label Estyn Elan Engl Studio.
The special techniques and motifs of traditional folkswear in combination with modern lifestyle are what largely inspire this designer.
The brand, Estyn Elan Engl, is important because it's a brand for today and for the future. The brand creates exciting pieces featuring luxurious details both inside and out. The focus here is lifestyle rather than trend, or season. The intention is to see women fully empowered, as well as uphold the new standards of ethical, sustainable, and clean living.

There is a revolution happening in the fashion industry. How people shop, how people buy. Estyn Elan Engl is paving the way off the traditional fashion grid. The brand does not follow the traditional calendar. Pieces are released as they are inspired, created, and photographed. Largely influenced by the culture of California, the pieces are reflecting adventurous luxurious bohemianism. Other influences are drawn primarily from historical fashion and world-wide cultural traditions. With a serious attention to the details, these are pieces worth collecting.
STATEMENT OF ART:
A design is something that a person made through the creative process. It can be a good design, it can be a bad design. The quality of the design depends on how well the design is executed, how aesthtic it is, and how well it performs.

Art is something created from an inner calling. The genius that is inside a creative person, which needs to be realized in order for the person to feel the nature of their own purpose. Art can be anything of this nature. Art has unlimited possibilities. I believe art reflects our inner nature of being. We express our individual art through the means we can best understand, identify, and relate to.
Art is something to be shared and experienced.

My art is my life and all it's various forms of expression. My main method of expression is fashion design and illustration. The only times I can really naturally divulge myself to something greater are when I am drawing, dancing, or meditating. In this state of mind is where my most artistic ideas are born.

Fashion is and art expressing who we are right now. Fashion is a powerful style of self expression. Regardless of language, mood, society, industry, location, ones fashionable appearance can most effectively communicate who we are today, and how we should be treated.

I have many personal sayings..

See the beauty in everything.

Strive for confidence without ego.

Ask, how can I make it better?

ORGANIZATION:
Estyn Elan Engl Studio

EDUCATION:
1. 2002-2004, Fashion Design, AA (Phi Theta Kappa), The Fashion Institute Of Design & Merchandising, SAN FRANCISCO, CA/ USA.

2. 2000, Fashion Illustration, Study, Santa Rosa Jr. College, SANTA ROSA, CA/ USA.

3. 2001 & 2002, Fashion Design & Figure Drawing, Summer Studies, The Academy of Art University, SAN FRANCISCO, CA/ USA.

4. 2010, Textile Graphic Design, Private Study, LOS ANGELES, CA/ USA

5. 2013, Deutsche Sprache, Certificate, VHS & Ilingua , FRIEDRICHSHAFEN/ GERMANY 2013.

6. 2013, SEO Advertising, Workshop study, General Assembly, SANTA MONICA/ SILICON BEACH, CA/ USA

EXPERIENCE:
2004-2008, Assistant Patternmaker, Associate Designer- Soft Wovens, Associate Designer- Concept Development, BCBG MAX AZRIA, LOS ANGELES, CA/ USA

2008- Designer, Jr. Designer, Tommy Bahama (Women's), PASADENA, CA/ USA

2009- Temporary Designer, Bebe Sport, LOS ANGELES CA/ USA

2009-2012, Designer, Ella Moss, LOS ANGELES, CA/ USA.

2012, Designer, Wilster Apparel Group, LOS ANGELES, CA/ USA

2012-2013, Women's Tops Designer, AG Jeans (Adriano Goldschmeid), LOS ANGELES, CA/ USA

2013- Designer, Michael Stars, LOS ANGELES, CA/ USA

2014- Present, Creative Consultant, Engl Media GmbH, TETTNANG/ GERMANY.

2015- Present, Owner/ Founder, Estyn Elan Engl Studio, LOS ANGELES, CA/ USA.

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
2015, Modern Folklore, Premium, MUNICH/ GERMANY.

EVENTS:
2008, Fashion Show, Avalon Hollywood, Exhibiting Designer, HOLLYWOOD, CA/ USA.

2011, Charity Contestestant & Winner (Cause: End poverty among children), Brazillian Summer Beauty, REDONDO BEACH, CA/ USA.

2017, Sound Saturday, Arts District Co-Op,
Featured with a collective of Local Los Angeles Designers and indie folk musicians: Foxes & Lions (www.foxesandlions.com), LOS ANGELES, CA/ USA.

AWARDS:
2002, 2nd Place, FIDM Scholarship Award , SAN FRANCISCO, CA/ USA.

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2010 & 2011, Ella Moss, Pantone Color Forecast, LOS ANGELES, CA/ USA

A slew of magazines, film, and felevision series. More than I could possibly record, and in the name of the companies I have worked with.

ACCOLADES:
2004, Phi Theta Kappa National Honors, The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, SAN FRANCISCO, CA/ USA.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English- Native

German- Pre-Intermediate/ Intermediate- Basic Conversational.

French- Beginner.

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Adobe Illustrator (for Fashion Design & Advertising)
Adobe Photoshop (for Fashion Design & Photo Editing)
Ned Graphics (Textile Graphic Design)
Outlook
Google Docs
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Word
Microsoft PowerPoint
Website Builders
Design Shop (Technical Embroidery)
Amaya OS (Embroidery Operation)

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
2016, Not Just a Label, LOS ANGELES, CA/ USA

HOBBIES:
I LOVE dancing. Listening to Music, socializing, meditation, yoga, traveling, drawing, hanging with my family, reading, fashion research, shopping, making jewelry, spiritual evolution, and watching series.

WEB SITE:
www.estynelanengl.com

PORTFOLIO URL:
www.estynstudio.com

REGISTRATION DATE:
2017-09-11 10:09:33

COUNTRY:
United States of America

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Start-Up

Awards received by Estyn Hackshaw


Modern Folklore Women's Designer Fashion

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design Category in 2017
Estyn Hackshaw for Estyn Elan Engl

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