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Best Wardrobes in Britain: Phoebe Collings-James

Welcome to the latest highly exciting instalment of Who What Wear UK’s Best Wardrobes in Britain. It’s where we do exactly what it says on the tin: delve into the most fantastical, awe-inspiring and downright influential wardrobes in this fair country of ours. We’re honing in on the women who cause the street style photographers to press their shutters as much as the characters you don’t yet know—the ones who fly under the radar with secretly incredible clothing collections.

As one of London's leading creatives and someone widely considered to be one of city's best-dressed women, it's no surprise that Phoebe Collings-James is courted by as many of the fashion industry's biggest fashion brands as she is art collectors. After returning to her hometown from a stint in New York, and on the cusp of launching a major collaborative performance piece, Sounds 4 Survival, we caught up with the model-turned-artist in her East London flat to talk about style, the energy behind clothes, her 45-minute attention span for shopping and what happened during her "rude girl" phase…