Ellie Rousseau has finished an MA in Fashion Menswear Knitwear at the Royal College of Art where she was granted the Roger Walls Binns Scholarship Award for both years of her studies. Her main themes within the concept are to communicate an anarchic approach within the masses of controlled society and to break down preconceptions within style coding. She has specialised within Knitwear and Denim.
Her graduate collection of a capsule wardrobe derived from a nostalgic reflection on Manchester youth culture from 2008-2011, rooted heavily in the night scene of rave and club culture. This is informing the aesthetic and styling whilst feeding experimentation in the processes of distressing garments. Ellie was sponsored by Kaihara denim in Japan and two yarn mills in Italy: Filpucci and Zegna Baruffa. A patchworked technique combining knit and denim is seen throughout amongst graphic knits created on the Shima Seiki.
Ellie worked on the Knitwear seen in Liam Hodges SS18 and AW17 collections. She has previously interned at Devon Halfnight Leflufy in Antwerp and J.W. Anderson in London.
Ellie studied for her BA in Fashion at the Manchester School of Art and graduated in 2014.
Her work has been published online by the the New York Times, Dazed Digital, Susie Bubble, The Guardian, Urban Outfitters Europe blog, HungerTV and As You Are magazine and in print by NEO2 magazine, Urban Outfitters Sheet Zine and The Skinny magazine.
Ellie is based in London and is available for commissions, collaborating and styling.