The Ryland collection is a womenswear collection inspired by my late grandfather, his love of travel and his many other interests. Fashion trends that were apparent in his lifetime and which were evident in many old photographs, along with ragged edges from his stamp collection, have influenced the choices of finishings and silhouettes in my illustrations.
The layering of fabrics and decorative details, along with the ruching and ruffling of different weights of fabrics have been incorporated into the designs. Oversized and tightly fitting garments were combined to create distinctive pieces.
Creating an all-black collection, influenced by the old photographs that were black and white, are the essence of my timeless, bespoke collection.