Royal College of Art

Royal College of Art

“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.

QUEERING THE FAMILY PHOTO ALBUM, New Waves: Mark Glasgow

The graduate collection of Royal College of Art menswear designer Mark Glasgow proposed a rose-tinted homotopia reminiscent of Fire Island in the ‘70s as...

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...

The Royal 20: Colleen Leitch

  When I first met Colleen on one of my trips to the RCA studios back in December, I recall being most taken by a...

Inside the Royal College of Art: how second year fashion students...

The Royal College of Art is renowned as one of the world’s leading school for art and design. Its continuing ability to produce individuals...

The Royal 20: Sanglak Shon

Sanglak Shon understands that from an essential (consumer) point of view, fashion is about both looking and feeling good. A casual kind of cool...

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...

Amit Baruch: The Art of Storytelling through Textiles

Amit Baruch’s desk is a messy mix of colours and patterns. A fluffy teddy bear catches my eyes as she starts talking about her...

Work In Progress: Fabian Kis-Juhasz

Fabian Kis-Juhasz dares to question, subvert and defy what he works with, whether that be the way he moulds leather and lycra to the body...

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...

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.

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...