Elin Roberts / Fashion Design with Business Studies BA(Hons)

Nominated for: Sustainable Fashion Digital Micro Internship Prize

Tango in the Night, is a sustainable, sensual, luxury womenswear collection. It has been thoughtfully constructed using excess fabric collected from industry, repurpose beads from lampshades and recycled plastic straws.The mood of the collection comes from a young 1970s Stevie Nicks from the band, Fleetwood Mac. I have designed for the modern day party girl groupie, who uses both Fleetwood Mac as the soundtrack to their life; while being heavily influenced by the iconic ‘baby groupies’, Sabel Starr and Lori Lightening of the 70s.The collection aims to capture both the movement and free-spirted nature of Stevie Nick’s mystical performances through hand beaded fringing, which glistens in the light as you move. Juxtaposing with contemporary cut-outs, draping and knotting. Overall, luxe velvets, metallic jacquards and detailed fringing, styled with customised cowboy boots and bandanas, encapsulate the femininity and attitude of the 1970s rock’n’roll era.


Beads on mannequin


Fashion Illustration Line-up




Fashion Illustration


Bead Fringe Dress on mannequin


Bead Fringe Dress on model