Womenswear

Andrew Culloo

Originally from the west coast of Ireland, Andrew Culloo is a womenswear designer who mainly focuses on print and color. He earned his BA in Fashion Design Womenswear from Central Saint Martins, and went on in 2016 to win the Moncler Award. This helped fund his MA at The Royal College of Art. He has experience of working in the contemporary art world, which becomes the context for his design work – constantly influenced by the merging of art and fashion. Three words that sum up Andrew’s process are playful, sculptural, and experimental.   

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andrew.culloo@network.rca.ac.uk

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Art Darlings was born out of my experience of working in an art gallery, and seeing these vibrant women in all their glory coming to the openings of every new show. Throughout history unconventional women have thrived in the art and fashion world, such as Peggy Guggenheim, Paloma Picasso, and of course Diana Vreeland. Today we have Valeria Napoleone and Katy Hessel who channel a similar energy. These are the two worlds that I adore, and these are the women who I want to create for and dress in the future.   

Print process

Print process — My printing process consists of various stages which involve screen printing, sublimation dyeing and pleating

Screen printed dress and skirt — Left Image : Screen printed and pleated dress Right Image : Screen printed and Sunray pleated skirt

Printed dress and pleated top — Left Image : Screen printed and coral pleated dress Right Image : Fuchsia Crystal pleated dress with pool noodle

Iterations of prints — Draping of prints on the stand

Fittings December 2019 — Fittings are an important aspect of my design process they allow me to understand my sculptural pieces as wearable garments

Art Darlings set design

Mind mapping development — This is an example of my intuitive and energetic design process with the use of artistic references and visuals

Polyurethane tube and design development — Polyurethane tubing with cable ties used for design development on the stand

Technical knife pleated print and architectural map — Final print alongside as architectural map that I created in response to the new RCA building in Battersea

Mold making garments

Mold making garments — During my time at the RCA I have explored alternative methods of garment production.This is a short slideshow of the process of Mold making garments using silicon

Art Darlings was born out of my experience of working in an art gallery, and seeing these vibrant women in all their glory coming to the openings of every new show. Throughout history unconventional women have thrived in the art and fashion world, such as Peggy Guggenheim, Paloma Picasso, and of course Diana Vreeland. Today we have Valeria Napoleone and Katy Hessel who channel a similar energy. These are the two worlds that I adore, and these are the women who I want to create for and dress in the future.

Ciment Pleating :

http://www.cimentpleating.com/
Architecture
colour
Experimental
Playful
Prints
Tactile
wearable sculpture

Moncler

I was a recipient of the Moncler Award in 2016 which helped fund my MA in Fashion at The Royal College of Art

The Royal College of Art Continuation Fund

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