“The Irish fashion contingent in London – JW Anderson and Simone Rocha – have officially been joined by a third talented compatriot, young Richard Malone” Sarah Mower, US Vogue. Irish designer Richard Malone, 26, is fast becoming London’s go-to designer for resourcefulness with no shortage of rebellion. In 2017 alone, he presented a catwalk show that was the runaway success of London Fashion Week, was shortlisted for the LVMH Prize, and was commissioned by the New York’s Museum of Modern Art to create a custom piece for its first fashion exhibition in seventy years.
The lifeblood of this young label is Malone’s detailed, sensitive observation of femininity. RICHARD MALONE The designer cares deeply about women – about their minds, their rights, and as a result about dressing them in clothes which are at once transformative yet entirely functional. The intention is to enhance everything which makes them compelling. Malone graduated from Central Saint Martins BA Fashion Womenswear in 2014, where he was awarded the prestigious LVMH Grand Prix scholarship. His graduate collection opened the year’s BA Fashion press show and was awarded the Deutsche Bank Award for Fashion, previously won by Christopher Kane.