they value his skills at pattern cutting and
Irish designer Richard Malone
"I am quite reserved about what I put out there, I don like to overshare," Richard explains.
Ironically, we were just about to get the first glimpse of this very personal work before the Covid 19 crisis hit. The big reveal was due to happen at Dublin Irish Museum of Modern Art on March 21 but it has been postponed for now and will take place later this year.
Meanwhile, in London, Malone, the dexterous maker and problem solver, has been very productive and tells me replica louis vuitton bags he has been cooking lots. A friend replica designer handbags from college is a pastry chef so he been taking time to bake breads and do handstands and yoga.
It can have been easy arriving into the renowned London fashion college Central St Martins as a working class lad from Ireland whose dad, James, was a painter decorator and mum, Helen, worked in Argos.
"I do think we are lucky in the art world in Ireland, things are quite democratic. Artists can be a part of the conversation if they are not part of the upper classes but I was literally the only one from a working class background who hadn been to private school," Richard recalls.
The other students in his class all came from the same places. "The same streets in Notting Hill but it didn faze me to be honest. I never tried to be Perfect Quality Louis Vuitton Replica friends with people for who they are, I really just wanted to make good work and to learn.
"London is a very elitist place and the longer I there, the more I realise that. The fees for my BA degree were 3,000, which cheap louis vuitton bags from china uk was the maximum loan I could get from the credit union. If I had gone the following year, the fees would have been 9,000. Now I a senior lecturer at St Martins on womenswear and the Fake Louis Vuitton Replica Bags MA course, and I do my best to make sure there are scholarships and ways we can outwardly find places for students who cannot afford fees. You need it to have an artistic conversation or dialogue. You need people that are from different backgrounds."
If Malone felt an outsider arriving in 1:1 replica handbags London, he quickly made his presence felt. During his second year at Central St Martins, he was offered an internship at Louis Vuitton in Paris and his eyes were opened to the sheer amount of waste in the world of couture. He returned to London fired up about the need for sustainability in an industry which leans on over consumption without taking responsibility for the consequences of mass production.
While at college, Richard scooped the Louis Vuitton Grand Prix Scholarship and then the Deutsche Bank Award in Fashion Design, which enabled him to start his own label in 2015. He got support from the British Fashion Council NewGen scheme and joined the London Fashion Week schedule, where he is now one of the highlights each season.
"The reason I won all of those awards really was because I have a different perspective because of where I am from. I just stuck with what I knew and applied hard work and that all it was, really," he says.
Malone now dresses men and women drawn from the creatives sphere, media, entertainment and professional women. They value his skills at pattern cutting and extrapolated tailoring, his use of colours, like his SS2016 collection inspired by uniforms including his mother blue and orange one at Argos. And then there are his sculptural skills, the splicing, strapping and belting, beautifully executed in his recent AW20 collection (pictured right) in which evening gowns were introduced into his arsenal for the first time. Prices start at 110 for printed jersey pieces and 180 for a shirt bought directly from the studio while the limited edition sculptural pieces can cost several thousands of pounds. His new patchwork leather pieces were upcycled from last season offcuts and production was limited to just six pieces for each style.
A private sale at the Groucho Club in Soho meant fake designer bags that orders were in before the studio began a scheduled three week break after the busy madness of London Fashion Week. And then Covid 19 hit.
Malone makes no secret of his desire to change our approach to design, sustainability, transparency and luxury. He has been outspoken about processes and prejudices and desperately wants sustainability to be the norm.
He could have taken a six figure salary when the Paris fashion houses came calling after his graduate collection but the painter and decorator son had a very different trajectory in mind.
And then, of course, there was Nellie Malone.
His paternal grandmother, Nellie, has been a major influence on him pursuing his dreams. She was a regular visitor to his catwalk shows in London and was even known to take out her harmonica and play at post show parties. Sadly, Nellie passed away last June and three months later, Malone dedicated his SS20 show to her, exploring the themes of grief, honesty and change.
Nellie may have taught her grandson sewing and embroidery but he believes it was her mantra of "sticking to your guns" that was key for him.
"She was very important in insisting that you plough through. You keep on working on it. There isn really room to let your guard down. You keep trying, you keep working.
"We used to do cross stitch with her when we were young so I always had a very tactile way of working. I really like working with my hands and a lot of that comes from a combination of working with Nellie and working with my dad on building sites. The two are very different ways of work with your hands," he says.
Malone recycling passion sees him using everything from off cuts to old fishing nets and recycled dog beds. Many of his design ideas start out on a body his own. And in the process, he often sews pieces on himself.
"They are very compulsive," he explains. "I would never sketch or do a fashion drawing. It one of those things, I have to be in the zone to make. I just start to build it and I might build parts of it on my own body and stitch around it, and Discount Replica Louis Vuitton Bags then towards the end, you have structure and a shape that is quite abstract. Then you almost put the body into it last."
Seeing the beautiful shades of wool and the sculptural pieces in his last collection was a special treat for the designer.
"If I was buying something for myself, I have to make sure it was something very special. The way things are happening now, I think fake louis bag it about the work, the cut, the form, the shape and colour. It about questioning."
The International Woolmark Prize, which is worth 124,000, is, Malone admits, an important accolade.
aaa replica designer handbags "I think it quite a huge recognition and also, when you think about the people who won it before, like Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent, and how it was a pivotal point in their careers," says Malone, who points out that his work is "outside the wholesale model" which involves selling large orders to stores or online. "A lot of what I do is private clients and commissions. It not the traditional cycle so I kind of the first one to win this prize that has not worked in the same way.
"I think timing wise, it feels important because Woolmark are supporting a business that isn absorbed in the machine of producing loads and loads of clothes. I think maybe it kind of represents a shift in the industry, looking at more sustainable business and smaller scale businesses and a designer who is choosing to work outside of the system so, for that reason, it was really exciting to win and a huge surprise, too," he says.
Going aaa replica designer handbags forward, the Irish designer is eager to share his growing knowledge and very personal research into sustainability.
His brand ethos centres around beautifully made garments that minimise harm to the environment and work towards creating a circular fashion system which preserves tradition and respect for all involved in the collection creation. For the last few years, the young Wexford designer has been working with a society of skilled weavers in Tamil Nadu in southern India with the aim of eliminating traditional chemicals and providing a natural, high quality designer replica handbags wholesale less intensive method of dyeing.
"We always worked with sustainable materials and finding solutions from recycled jersey made from discarded fishing nets to fully biodegradable, plant based woven wool.