Estyn Hackshaw Modern Folklore Women's Designer Fashion
Modern Folklore Women's Designer Fashion is Silver Design Award winner in 2017 - 2018 Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design Award Category.
Modern Folklore Women's Designer Fashion

This collection is clearly inspired from the traditional folkwear of eastern Europe, yet the clean silhouettes read more 'Hollywood Classic' than 'Traditional Costume'. With clean silhouette lines borrowed from the 40s, 70s, and 90s... the mark of vintage Hollywood films is equally clear. Traditional motifs exude a hand made aesthetic... as if they had indeed been made by hand in a small village with painstaking attention to Detail. These vibrantly colored pieces are fun, chic, original, and a surefire conversation starter... that you'll be likely to keep forever.

Modern Folklore Women's Designer Fashion
Estyn Hackshaw Modern Folklore
Estyn Hackshaw Women's Designer Fashion
Estyn Hackshaw design
Estyn Hackshaw design
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.

Estyn Elan Engl

Off the traditional fashion grid, the brand does not follow any traditional calendar. Pieces are released as they are inspired, created, and finished. Largely influenced by Estyn's native California. The pieces are reflecting adventurous-luxurious bohemianism. Other influences are drawn primarily from historical fashion and world-wide cultural traditions. Designed in California, and manufactured in Germany, with a serious attention to the details. These are pieces worth collecting.