Contemporary womenswear designer Rose Danford-Phillips creates bold, painterly garments and accessories for striking women with air of eccentricity and an appreciation for luxury.
Inspired by her family of gardeners and artists, a love of the unrestrained, maximalist beauty of nature lies at the core of Rose’s work; which is translated into hand-painted and collaged prints, experimental ‘organic’ textiles and joyful ‘growing’ embroideries. These are combined with sleek jersey, practical workwear and strong tailoring to create her world of Modern Baroque. Rose is fascinated by transformations, and explores this in her work via juxtapositions of traditional and digital crafts; of masculine and feminine silhouettes; and of the stories of both mythic and modern women.
London-born Rose Danford-Phillips graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2017 with a fashion MA after completing a BA in textiles at Chelsea College of Art & Design, where her love of material and craft emerged. Following her Masters, she joined the MOAM Collective - a creative enterprise in Amsterdam including mentorship by Viktor and Rolf, Stephen Jones and Walter Van Beirendonck amongst others - where she and 4 other fashion graduates created a refined couture collection. Danford-Phillips debuted her eponymous label as part of the House of Peroni with her AW2019 collection, and showed her most recent SS2020 collection with on OnOff at London Fashion Week. Rose and her work has been featured in Vogue UK, Vogue China, and Vogue Netherlands, as well as Wonderland, Hunger, Glamour, ID and DazedOnline, as well as being worn by Erykah Badu and Halsey.