Royal College of Art

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Work In Progress: Morwenna Darwell

In our new Work In Progress series, final year BA and MA Fashion Design students of fashion colleges around the world share their graduate projects. While showing research and development, they also fill in our quick question cards, in which they reflect on how their work is going so far. "I think my project is going: swimmingly (upstream)," is one of Morwenna Darwell's answers, who is currently in the second year of MA Fashion at the Royal College of Art. On the 3rd and 4th of June, you'll be able to see her final collection on RCA's runway!

The Royal College of Art MA Fashion Graduate Show 2016

This year's RCA MA Fashion grads are the first to have had the full Zowie Broach experience. The Head of Fashion, who succeeded Wendy Dagworthy...

Nan Li: My Pussy My Choice

The cock-heavy collection of RCA MA Fashion graduate Nan Li may fire up a handful of feminists when they’re confronted with his penis-dresses and dick-tops, but slowly, one discovers that his concepts are a bit more complex than they seem at first sight. Taking cues from social media superstars like Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj, and Rihanna, Nan puts entertainment at centre stage of his brand and received VFiles’ support straight after graduating. He showed his collection on their runway during NYFW, and subsequently took the garments on a small USA tour and presented them on a runway in LA. Nan and his creative partner Emilia Pfo have now returned back home, though not in London. Avoiding the high costs of living and working in the UK, the duo has based their brand in Berlin, where the government fully supports creative businesses. Nan talks with us about inflatable fashion, exploding on social media, and why it’s important not to start a brand all by yourself.

The Royal 20: Laetitia Berthier

Laetitia Berthier is profoundly fascinated by the definition of humanity with all its contradictions and transformations. This influence on her final collection is evident...

Alex Mullins makes a case for being bored while designing

Waiting for a crit to happen (or simply to end) after an allnighter? Notice how during your prolonged stare at a piece of fabric, it...

The Royal 20: Taja Bobek

Once upon a time, bags were not a prominent addition to looks presented on the runway. Fairly speaking, it looked a bit awkward -- an...

Work In Progress: Ya Wen

'We are slaves of objects around us', might seem like a heavy topic for a graduate collection, but it's exactly that which Ya Wen, second year...

Meet the designers behind the RCA collections

Featuring: Sophie Schmidt, Oksana Anilionyte, Sarah Kilkenny, Stefanie Tschirky, Elsa Ellies & Miles Dunphy, Helen Kirkum, Sanglak Shon, Jessica Mcgrady, Supriya Lele, Amanda Svart, Laetitia Berthier Featured image: collection by Supriya Lele By Jelly Luise Schuhmacher...

WAYWARD FASHION – New Waves: Une Yea

Une Yea’s approach to fashion is nothing like we’ve ever encountered before. Through her practice, she questions and criticises the excessiveness of fashion, its rooting in blatant consumerism and its inherent manipulative nature. Yet the Chinese RCA graduate sticks to the medium of design as a way to discuss the way we consider fashion today – and transcend it all with her radical vision.

The Royal 20: Marie Maisonneuve

Phone held aloft, I move the screen: pinching and retracting my fingers to explore the environments and experiences of Marie Maisonneuve’s modern nomad. Within...

Marco Baitella, experimentally crafting shoes at the Royal College of Art

When we first met, it was Marco’s self-portrait on his desk which struck me: cross-armed with a fusilli mohican, it was a glimpse into...

Fernanda Cortés: Objects as a prosthesis for the soul

Forms treading the boundaries of the human and non-human. Characters schizophrenically transitioning from deep mourning to jubilation, and then again into fits of rage....