Royal College of Art

In Defence of Innovation...

Dr Paul Thompson | Posted 12.02.2017 | UK
Dr Paul Thompson

Innovation is too often used to mean 'new'. So many of the latest products are now called innovative, when actually, they are incremental upgrades. Innovation can, I admit, operate incrementally, but innovation in its true sense comes when an invention is transformed through design and radical user insights into a fully fledged new product or service.

These London Students Created A 3-In-1 Coat, Sleeping Bag And Tent For Refugees

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A group of students from London have created a three-in-one coat, sleeping bag and tent for refugees, to aid them in their gruelling journeys across E...

Scarves Up To My Ears

Caitlin Charles-Jones | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK
Caitlin Charles-Jones

Since getting back in the studio I have been super motivated, I'm working on a range of men's socks for a brand - they're going to be simply fabulous so watch this space.

A New Venture

Caitlin Charles-Jones | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caitlin Charles-Jones

It's been a while since my last blog post and a lot has changed over the last few months. My previous posts were all about being a graduate and how I was coping with the shock of the real world. Well, I'm still coping with the shock of the real world but as it's 2015 and indeed a good six months since I graduated, I think I must officially call myself a grown up...

It's In the Detail

Caitlin Charles-Jones | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caitlin Charles-Jones

It's been about a week since I did my first blog post on here where I shared details of my latest collection, as well as some significantly down-played concerns about what on earth I'm going to do next with my shiny new MA qualification.

Taking Off My Fashion 'L Plates'

Caitlin Charles-Jones | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caitlin Charles-Jones

When I was choosing my GCSEs at school I remember thinking (very naively... naturally) "what can I choose that will help me get into the best fashion schools in the country?" That seemed to be the recurring question at every crossroads of my education and as I progressed the reality became more and more clear: this was going to be tough...

LOOK: 'Spiderweb' Tower Would Turn Pollution Into Fuel

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Tech

A graduate architect has come up with a radical design that would turn London's BT Tower into a pollution harvesting 'spiderweb' that turned smog into...

RCA Fashion Show Takes the Plunge, But Without Colour

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Lorenzo Belenguer

Well, that is half of the story. RCA fashion graduates did use colour: strategically positioned and very playful. The 90's are back in a more subtle way. To be more specific: the Club-Kids of New York; Brutalist architecture; working class youth culture...

Hybrid Cars Make Cities Quieter

Lara Platman | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Lara Platman

Listening to Maria Callas singing Puccini's Tosca, recorded in the mid 1960's at the Royal Opera House London, I realise that the sound system in this Lexus RX450h is rather good indeed, the recording now going on for 50 years, full of scratches is a host of history of its own.

World's Lightest Running Shoe Created With 3D Printer By RCA Student

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Tech

A design student has created what might be the lightest running shoe ever made. Luc Fusaro, who is also part of the team which designed the London ...

Reinventing the Blazer: Brioni and Royal College of Art Tailoring Project

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 05.08.2012 | UK Style
Joao Paulo Nunes

The entries for this year's Tailoring Project competition organized between Italian menswear Brioni and London's Royal College of Art (RCA) were unveiled on 31 May 2012 at a runway show where the college's menswear and womenwear graduates also showed their final collections.

There's no Business Like an Art Show's Business

James Payne | Posted 28.12.2011 | UK Entertainment
James Payne

People often ask how we choose artists and curators, decide on shows, make press contacts etc. In the first of a series, I will attempt to explain the inner workings of a gallery and hopefully demystify how small independent galleries like ours put shows together.

James Long Menswear Spring/Summer 2012

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 24.11.2011 | UK Style
Joao Paulo Nunes

It was clear, from the moment the first model took to the runway to the initial notes of Brian Eno's 1973 glam rock song 'Baby's on Fire', that the au...

Lou Dalton Menswear Spring/Summer 2012

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 23.11.2011 | UK Style
Joao Paulo Nunes

Lou Dalton's menswear collection for spring/summer 2012, shown on 21 September 2011 at London Fashion Week, proved to be one of the most successful an...

'Project Context': Exploring the Creative Dimensions of Drawing

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 02.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Joao Paulo Nunes

"A drawing of a tree shows, not a tree, but a tree-being-looked-at" John Berger, 'Drawn to that Moment' When Project Context was initially made publ...