Royal College of Art

Royal College of Art

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...

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...

Danielle Romeril proves that being realistic gets you far in fashion

Danielle Romeril is becoming a familiar name in fashion. After graduating from the MA Fashion at the Royal College of Art, working for Alberta Feretti in Italy, and landing a place on the NEWGEN sponsorship scheme time and again, she has now presented her collections on London’s show schedule for 7 seasons without fail. Though she did not expect to start her own label and instead anticipated being somebody’s invaluable right hand, designing for the a vision that was not her own grew old, and she changed course in a well-thought-out manner, not rushing too much. She tells us about being realistic and asking for help when needed, why the 2nd year of having your own label is financially tough, and in which ways support platforms actually support you.

The Royal 20: Supriya Lele

Set against the curve of the female body, soft rich velvet roses and their dark green leaves are compressed beneath a sheet of thick,...

Self-promotion can be gross, says RCA graduate Alexander Benekritis

When we were having a coffee in Caravan King's Cross with the tall, Canadian RCA graduate Alexander Benekritis, he spoke about many topics, but...

Katie Roberts-Wood: Slow Clothes in Motion

Katie Roberts-Wood is an RCA graduate to keep an eye on in 2016. She recently presented the AW16 collection of her brand, ROBERTS | WOOD,...

Bubble wrap architecture – New Waves: Rebecca Stant

Hailing from the north of England, Royal College of Art graduate Rebecca Stant wow'ed the audience at the graduation runway show as she presented...

The Magical Sixth Floor of the Royal College of Art turned...

“Months after gradution were filled with postpartum depression,” says Eva Maria Suviste, partner in business (and crime) of Zoe Waters. Other than getting drunk,...