Katie Roberts-Wood, award-winning graduate of the Royal College of Art, presented the debut collection of her ROBERTS | WOOD womenswear label in September 2015, after winning the Fashion Scout Merit Award. In the remarkably small space of a year, Katie has become one of London's most exciting young designers, with her label stocked internationally by the likes of Club 21 and Dover Street Market.
The SS17 collection, presented this season at the BFC Show Space, maintains the delicate structures and ethereal aesthetic that is characteristic of the ROBERTS | WOOD brand. Ruffles and frills of prodigious scale are a predominant feature across the collection, bursting from translucent ensembles of white, navy and peach. Alongside these, dresses of characoal grey fabric are tied with oversized ribbons of the same material to create striking silhouettes. The overall look touches on the avant-garde, yet it remains soft and feminine.