Graduating last year from the Royal College of Art, Katie Roberts-Wood is not your average new and emerging fashion designer. With a background in medicine, Katie recently scooped the Fashion Scout Merit Award. She speaks to us after her first ever show at LFW...
- How does it feel to be showing your work at LFW?
It was incredible, it was really amazing for Fashion Scout to support me in my first ever show and it was very, very exciting and unexpected for me to win the award but I'm really happy to be here!
- Can you tell us a little about your design process?
It started as a development for my MA. The aesthetic is definitely developed but it’s all based on a linking technique which I developed as a new way to construct garments. There's very little sewing in most of the collection and what drives me is being able to use my own methods of construction that are newer and different to that. This collection is based on botanical forms. I’m quite influenced by science and nature.
- What’s the next move for you?
Fashion Scout's Merit Award includes three seasons of part sponsorship so for the next two seasons I'll be developing collections as well. Immediately next i’ll be going to Paris during PFW. It’s a chance to meet buyers and look at getting some stockists.
See one of the looks from her SS16 collection above and until we can get our hands on the line itself, shop below for gorgeous crisp white pieces...
Photo Credit: Kate Roberts-Wood
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