After graduating from the Mansfield and Nottinghamshire college of art and design in 1984, Elspeth began her career working with Zandra Rhodes. She established her own label in 1995, opening her first London boutique in 1998, and making her catwalk debut in the same year at London Fashion Week.
In 2001 Elspeth made a switch from wholesaling and decided to focus her collection towards the bespoke market. This enjoyed great popularity amongst the well-dressed ladies of London and the world. Despite her abilities in the wider market she was most happy in the couture market, as it has allowed her to express her creativity.
In April 2007 Elspeth refocused the business once more, moving away from retail and taking on a new business partner to restructure the label. This has enabled her to move on to new projects, from licences to the launch of a new collection to be shown in the near future. Selling to only a selected handful of stores worldwide, Elspeth is keeping the unique signature and exclusivity of the label.
Elsphet won the New Generation Designer of the Year in 1998 at the British Fashion awards and Best British Designer at the Elle Style Awards in 1999. She was also nominated for the Glamour award for two years in succession at the Fashion Awards. The Victoria and Albert Museum have pieces form Elspeth’s collections in their archives. Elspeth has had regular editorial coverage in British Vogue, among other high profile national and international publications, and together with the support of the top buyers in the world, Elspeth has become known as one of Britain’s most sought after British designers.
Cate Blanchett, Liv Tyler, Jemima Khan, Sharon Corr, Elizabeth Hurley, Uma Thurman.
Elspeht has also undertaken private commissions from Queen Rania of Jordan and members of the royal family of UK.