Israeli-born designer Roni Ilan founded her eponymous label in 2016 rooting it in tailoring that aims to advance classic menswear techniques into new ground. With her unique approach to pattern-cutting techniques, she forms subtle and contemporary shapes with skewed but unusually chosen fabrics. Subverting and fracturing icons of masculine clothing into pared-back unisex pieces with a focus on connecting the emotive and the new.
An alumni of Central Saint Martins, London-based Ilan utilises concepts
surrounding identity, growth and relational links as ongoing inspirations. Stripped of embellishment, she takes a defiantly non-nostalgic viewpoint, one that turns away from traditional gender notions and explores the essence of the self, translated into a diverse, yet coherent wardrobe.
From its inception, Ilan has assembled a group of creatives; photographers, art directors and filmmakers; with whom she regularly collaborates. In the production of each collection, a short film is shot, becoming an integral component of the creative process by which the team explore her garments overarching theme.