Rhian Clutterbuck is an ambitious fashion design graduate who specialises in streetwear, digital communication, and merges this with a sustainable mindset. With strong ethical influence and a modern designer handwriting, Rhian creates a youthful collection that allows others to see the world through her eyes.
After studying for 3 years in my sector, I am now eager to put my skills into practice, either digitally or physically. My ideal position would allow me the freedom to put my design ethics into practice, with a mutual vision of leaving the wearer feeling luxurious and confident.
My initial inspiration stemmed from romanticizing my life and delving into my curiosities. This developed my journey of work through my personal interests, such as streetwear, urban areas, sustainability, Japanese culture, and anime. In addition to this, through exploration within my second year during Covid-19, I created an innovative textile via melting unused plastic bags into fabric, which can be seen alongside my upcycled, natural, and vegan material choices.
This collection is an emphasis of my personality. Combining the relevancy of the Metaverse and how people are free to express themselves and their fashion anyway they wish; through reality or fantasy. This freedom connects with my outlook on fashion, since I can create a world how I wish and showcase my individuality.
This video shows a brief insight of the creation of my kimono-inspired dress, from the beginning stages of pattern cutting, through to the construction using vegan imitation leather, and concluding with a photoshoot. This process can be seen alongside my other work featured on my Instagram: @rhi_fashiondesign, and as seen shared on the @officialgfw account. Designer: Rhian Clutterbuck. Photographer: Emma Christopher. Model: Hannah Laurenva. Catwalk pictures showing look 1 and 2 from the Cardiff Metropolitan University runway show. Designer: Rhian Clutterbuck. Photographer: Matthew Horwood. Models: Beti Francis and Kelar Thomas.