ROBERTS | WOOD was founded in 2015 by London-based designer Katie Roberts-Wood following her graduation from the Royal College of Art, where she studied the Womenswear MA course. Her MA graduate collection, ‘SYNCH’, was awarded the International Talent Support ‘Collection of the Year Award’ as well as the Vogue Talents Award for the designer’s innovative construction techniques and bold aesthetic.
ROBERTS | WOOD presented the first collection ‘Digitalis’ during London Fashion Week SS16, establishing the brand’s ethereal yet strong aesthetic. Immediately, the brand was picked up by Dover Street Market in London, New York and Tokyo.
For ROBERTS | WOOD, a collection represents a crystallised moment in the evolutionary design process; a pause in the continual exploration of themes such as repetition, science, nature and mathematical patterns, heavily influenced by her time studying medicine as her undergraduate degree.
“We are so happy to be talking part in the Accelerate programme – as a young business we really value having the chance to grow and establish ourselves within the framework of support that the CFE provides.” – Katie Roberts-Wood