“Move over Stella...The face of British womenswear is set to be changed” Lucy Cavmish, You Magazine, August 2008
Cecilia Mary Robson initially studied footwear design at Cordwainers College in London. She went on to complete a BA (Hons) degree in Fashion Design Technology at the London College of Fashion, graduating in 2007. She was selected to show her graduate collection, ‘Et in Arcadia Ego’ at the Royal Academy of Arts in May 2007, which was very well received. Cecilia Mary Robson has since had much exposure in the British press, with her designs featuring in magazines including You, Wallpaper*, Drapers and Disorder. Her graduate collection has most recently been used by The Clothes Show Live in December 2008 and Sassoon in January 2009.
“Her voluminously sculptural, block coloured womenswear merges Modernism, Surrealism and Industrialism to form stark costume-like dresses, which, true to Bauhaus, are radically simple, and bordering on architectural” Wallpaper*
“...reminiscent of early Capucci or Pierre Cardin.” Hilary Alexander, Telegraph
Cecilia has worked for a number of designers including Jens Laugesen, Jean-Pierre Braganza and more recently with Giles Deacon, where after her work placement, he offered her a permanent position, and she completed 5 seasons with him.
Cecilia will be showing her first collection, ‘The End of the Beginning’, for Autumn/Winter 2009 with On|Off Presents...as part of a collaborative catwalk showcase featuring four budding designers selected by On|Off.
“I am as much in love with the future as I am with the past. I intend to retain my design ethos, focusing on high quality and cultural longevity, in the pursuit of excellence.” Cecilia Mary Robson