Ellie Rousseau graduated from the prestigious MA Fashion Menswear course at the Royal College of Art in 2017, where she was granted the Roger Walls Binns Scholarship Award for both years of her studies and 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 informed the aesthetic and styling whilst fuelling experimentation in the processes of distressing garments. 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. 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 is currently at Tom Ford assisting the Menswear team across all departments developing a clear insight into Luxury fashion. Since graduating Ellie worked as Knitwear Designer for Liam Hodges (AW17-AW19) and as Studio and Production Manager for Studio ALCH/ Mini Swoosh (SS19-AW19). She has previously worked for Supreme, Devon Halfnight Leflufy (in Antwerp) and J.W. Anderson.
Her work has been published online by the the New York Times, Dazed Digital, Hero, Susie Bubble, The Guardian, The Greatest, Urban Outfitters Europe blog, HungerTV and As You Are magazine and in print by NEO2 magazine, Urban Outfitters Sheet Zine and The Skinny magazine.