As granddaughter of renowned children’s author Roald Dahl ( “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”) and cousin to British model-turned-writer Sophie Dahl, fashion designer Phoebe Dahl has a storied heritage.
”Our whole family is incredibly supportive of the arts and being creative,” says the 26-year-old Los Angeles native. “I first started sewing when I was 13 or 14 years old, and it actually happened by accident. I got grounded and my mom took away my phone, my computer, everything. l was very grumpy about it at first. Then she said, ‘Do you want to start sewing?’ So I said, ‘Yeah, I’ll try that.’ Her friend came over with a sewing machine and taught me how to sew and I pretty much haven’t stopped since then.”
After studying at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) in San Francisco and the London College of Fashion, Dahl worked in Amsterdam as an assistant to Dutch fashion designer Jackie Villevoye of Jupe by Jackie before returning to Los Angeles in 2013 to launch fashion brand Faircloth & Supply.