Collection Spotlight: PHELAN SS17

Phelan, a brand that despite only being in its third season has managed to carve itself a little niche and name. Amanda Phelan, who is the creative genius behind the namesake brand, brings to life feminine shapes and minimalistic style in a way which can be interpreted as Parisian chic meets monochrome fun-house.

Based out of Brooklyn NYC, Phelan is a brand that offers unique ready-to-wear for the woman who always on the hunt for more. Feeding that craving, the SS17 collection offers up an array of bright white, noir black, some eau de nil, monochrome patterns, tomato red and some shine for good measure.

Drawing inspiration from dance performance and art, Amanda sent down a range of clothing that spoke to the woman’s body and form. Accompanying her third collection was a dance performance choreographed by Shannon Gillen. Dancers were dressed in almond nightgowns in a variety of shapes.

The clothes that proceeded were wearable and inviting. Shining light on the off-the-shoulder and bare shoulders trend we saw this Summer past, Amanda played with sleeve lengths that suggested wearing the look in two parts, on the body, and on the arms. Adorning pieces with long hanging straps and silver eyelets gave a modernist twist to some traditional shapes. We especially loved the black top with shoe-lace front-fastening paired with a Beetlejuice black and white skirt, donning tight pleats within cuts at the base of the piece. As well as the   sheer silver organza and shredded petrol metallic fringe detail dress which covers you from chest to knee in laser cut foil panels, before continuing in said organza. A dress, and a collection of dreams.

About the Author

Sabi Datoo-Lalji is a British Fashion Editor and Consultant living in Chelsea, NYC. When she isn't dreaming about Valentino Rock Studs, Sabi can be found practicing yoga and finding zen-like havens for her blog ( Follow her whimsicle footprint on Twitter & Instagram @sabidatoolalji