Essie Buckman is the London based fashion designer behind the brand Fortie Label. Since her graduation from Central Saint Martins last year where she showed her collection at the BA Press Show, the Fortie Label brand was born. Her designs are frequently inspired by the strength and duality of the women in her life as well as women in history that have inspired her personally. Buckman also plays on the juxtaposition and challenges within gender norms playing on hard and soft whether it be through her bold use of color, textiles & fabrication, styling as well as selected casting. Her aim is to use fashion as a tool to reach out and make bold social statements and stand up for the minority. Fortie Label has been featured in noted publications such as Italian Vogue, i-D and shot by SHOWstudio's very own Nick Knight for a magical shoot with Stern Mode. Fortie Label clientele includes fashion and music icons such as Rihanna, Chaelin CL, Jorja Smith and Dua Lipa.