Born in London and a 2009 graduate of the prestigious Central St Martins, Molly Goddard is definitely one of the UK’s talents to keep an eye on. Specializing in traditional craft techniques such as hand-made pleating, she quickly gave life to a personal and recognizable style, based on volume, full skirts and lots of tulle.
She won Emerging Talent at the 2016 Fashion Awards and was a finalist for the 2017 LVMH Prize. Her creations for the coming season are sumptuous, powerful and delicate at the same time. “I don’t like the middle ground; I prefer to either exaggerate or minimize”, she says. Editors like Suzy Menkes and retailers like Colette and Dover Street Market never miss her show. But her biggest fans are celebrities like Rihanna, who has been wearing Molly Goddard since last year, and Agyness Deyn, who chose one of her most beautiful gowns for her wedding.
Photography © Charlotte O’Shea