User:Sarahjane nolan/Damaris Evans
March 18, 1975 |
|Education||Central St Martins College of Art and Design|
Writer, James Martin EvansArtist, Frances Rachel Evans (Holiday)
|Awards||Young Enterprise of The Year at Elle Style Awards|
|Labels||Damaris and Mimi Holliday|
Damaris Alice Turle Evans (born 18th March 1975) is a British fashion designer and creative director and owner of demi-couture lingerie labels Damaris and Mimi Holliday.
Evans is the daughter of writer, James Martin Evans and artist, Frances Rachel Evans (Holiday). She is sister to Dr. Chloe Evans and half sister to Juliet Evans and journalist, Rosie Mellor.
She is the great granddaughter of Sir William Rothenstein, who was Principal of The Royal College Of Art from 1920 to 1935. Her great uncles were Sir John Rothenstein, the director of The Tate Gallery from 1938 to 1964 and the English printmaker Michael Rothenstein.
Evans is the niece to sculptor, Ros Newman  whose father, Dr. Ensor Holiday, writer, scientist, mathematician and psychologist invented Altair Designs. Holiday worked alongside Roger Burrows in the 1970's and was a contemporary of Albert Einstein. His wife, Betty Holiday who studied at The Royal College Of Art, was a sculptor and a contemporary of Henry Spencer Moore and Dame Barbara Hepworth.
Damaris Evans studied Fashion Design with Print Making at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. In 2001, she started the business with a £5,000 loan from The Prince's Trust. The designer is best known for creating the original trademark design of the back bow knicker, which 'instantly sparked a craze of copies'. 'Likeness of the bow knicker were spotted in New Look, River Island, La Perla and up-market underwear brand Myla' whom the company has successfully settled out of court with.
Damaris' received an Elle Style Award for 'Young Enterprise of the Year' for the Spring/Summer 2003 collection. In 2005 she was invited to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen for a Celebration of British Design.
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- "Making Money from Lingerie, BBC News, Thursday 14th November 2002".
- Gunn, Molly, Knickers to them, The Evening Standard, 25th June 2004.
- "Swinging Pants, vogue.co.uk, 6th September 2001".
- "BFC's Previous NEWGEN Recipients".
- "Knicker's You Can't Refuse, Evening Standard, 9th August 2004".
- "Damaris goes Swimming vogue.co.uk, 18th April 2008".