Ellie Rousseau graduated from the prestigious MA Fashion Menswear (Knitwear) 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. 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 informed the aesthetic and styling whilst fuelling 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 works on the Knitwear for Liam Hodges (AW17-SS19) and also as a Studio and Production Assistant for ALCH/ Mini Swoosh. She has previously worked for Supreme, Devon Halfnight Leflufy (in Antwerp) and J.W. Anderson.
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, 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.
Ellie is based in London and is available for Knitwear consultancy and design commissions.