Royal College of Art

Royal College of Art

“Are you chained to a garment while you are wearing it?”:...

Finnish Janni Turtiainen graduated from the MA Fashion at the Royal College of Art last year, prior to which she did a fashion degree...

Jessica McGrady: Uncovering the Poetry of Functional Garments

Constantly being haunted by certain stigmas and misconceptions of growing up in South London, Jessica became cautious of non-identification in dress. Certain aspects of...

Work In Progress: Colin Horgan

Originally from Ireland where he earned his BA, Colin Horgan has a few intense months ahead: he is working to complete the MA Fashion...

Naoya Nakayama: Purified Imperfect

A compliment Naoya Nakayama often receives is that his clothes look “effortlessly beautiful”. As he takes it in, politely and humbly as always, one...

The Royal 20: Lillian Archibald

When Lillian Archibald began researching for her Royal College of Art MA Fashion collection ‘Our Body’, she first turned to the mundane and personal...

Heikki Salonen: the protege of Renzo Rosso restarts his brand and...

WORDS BY JULIA VAN IJKEN -- It’s a cold Autumn Friday and Frieze London is coming to an end. While designer and artist Alice Waese...

The Royal 20: Timothy Bouyez-Forge

Timothy Bouyez-Forge’s understanding of a strong aesthetic identity easily became the foundation for his final collection at the RCA. From his experiences working with...

“The conventions of menswear design are useful,” says RCA graduate Jade...

What would be, in your opinion, the most significant moment in the history of modern menswear fashion design? The period that Hedi Slimane started his menswear collection at Dior Homme from 2005 was, in my opinion, the most significant moment in the modern menswear history. He was able to establish his own style that was inspired by rock music. He presented the style of thin long haired models who wore skinny jackets and trousers. I had the impression that the designer's attitude reflected through his boys. At that time, I realised the importance of attitude for men's fashion.

Hendrickje Schimmel: Archiving decaying clothes

Challenging the traditional notion of functional clothing, Hendrickje experiments with institutionally archiving garments as a way of preservation, and plays with the idea of...

Design like dance : Fengyi Tan draws geometric spaces with thread

It started with a moment in the movements of a dancer. Then, there was the body, elastic yarn, and tensions. The result: the beginning...

SONIC INTRUSION – New Waves: Qiuyu Yu

Royal College of Art graduate Qiuyu Yu approaches fashion through science and emotion, studying sound waves interference and negative space, and incorporates it into technically-advanced pieces in primary colours. She travelled from South-West China to Kensington via King's Cross to identify her own definition of fashion -- we asked Qiuyu Yu about her process and how to negotiate technology, conceptualism and craft in one's practice.

The Royal 20: Helen Kirkum

Collaging her efforts and experiments as a designer, Royal College of Art MA Footwear graduate Helen Kirkum creates re-mastered sneakers that are embedded with...