Royal College of Art

Royal College of Art

The Royal 20: Lauren Jin

Lauren Jin’s graduate collection is so close to the skin, some may even think it represents the surfaces underneath. Using muted nude tones and...

“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...

The Royal 20: Jess McGrady

Describing her work as 'accepting of wearing me' and 'pack mentality of I', Jess McGrady’s focus as a creator is fundamentally centred around the...

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...

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.

Celia Pym is mending the human heart through knit

The human experience carries a vulnerable weight. Sometimes it is easier to speak through an object, and Celia Pym is making art that heals...

Tuğcan Dökmen: from Spice Girls to Turkish Men in Polo shirts

Listening to the entire Harry Potter audiobook series, Desert Island disks, and BBC Radio programmes, Tuğcan Dökmen works her way through sheets of fabric...

“The weirder, the better.” Dive into the minds of RCA’s MA...

How can we create a sisterhood to educate women on the values of self-worth? What if the body would mould the garment, instead of the other...

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...

RCA’s Supriya Lele: lo-fi luxury and the female form

When I first met Supriya in December, we were both clad in black, just as we were when I met her once again last...

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: 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...