Known for her colourful, voluminous tulle dresses and as her craft-based approach to fashion, Molly Goddard is one of the UK’s most exciting fashion designers right now. Based in London, Goddard creates her work with distinctive, nostalgic attitudes that often allude to the awkwardness of coming-of-age, finishing her garments with a charm that’s now become, unmistakably, her own.
Often taking inspiration from party dressing and Sunday best, Goddard specialises in traditional hand-craft techniques such as hand pleating, smocking and crocheting. Her techniques serve to create clothes that are beautifully delicate, yet retain a sense of resilience. Critics have called her work ‘clumsy and charming’. This blaze of originality strikes through all of her collections.
Goddard recently took part in the V&A’s Fashion In Motion exhibition, which brought a series of live catwalk events to the museum. For this event she combined her bold silhouettes with playful fabric mixes, breathing new life into the gallery. Now, on March 23rd, Goddard revisits the V&A Museum to discuss all of the influences and inspirations that have followed on from her first foray into Fashion In Motion.
Molly Goddard in conversation, 23 March 2018, 7-8pm, entrance £8-£12
V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL