Amie Victoria Robertson has had a picture-book journey so far: when graduating from Central Saint Martins BA Fashion Print in 2014 with her unique collection combining black over-sized polo necks and handmade iridescent embellishments, she was noticed by an LVMH talent scout, as well as Vanessa Spence, the design director at ASOS. Few months later, the Manchester-born shooting star had two one-of-a-kind job offers: to join Marc Jacobs’s design team in Paris, and to design a fashion line for ASOS Black, the cocktail counterpart British e-commerce giant.
But Anderson didn’t settle for only one choice: instead, she accepted both offers and moved to Paris, where she simultaneously worked for Jacobs and developed her collaboration with ASOS.
After only about a year of hiring herself out to other names, she decided to capitalize on her own experience and in October 2015, with the help of the London-based talent incubator Fashion East, founded A.V. Robertson. A.V. Robertson is a luxurious ready-to-wear brand and debuted at London Fashion Week last Saturday. The evidence of the great expectations fashion world has of her came in form of front-row guests like Marc Jacobs, Edie Campbell, Georgia Jagger and Lineisy Montero and were fulfilled in any way possible: “It feels like ages since we saw someone like Amie in London,” says Lulu Kennedy, the founder and director of Fashion East, who has been responsible for the mentorship of major designers like Simone Rocha.
Robertson’s FW16 collection greatly differs from her graduation one, with less volume and much more ready-to-wear character. She de- and reconstructed boys’ striped school blazers and out came a modern, cool collection with an emphasis on long, lean silhouettes.
This British designer is definitely one to keep your eye on – with mentors like Marc Jacobs, Katie Grand (the editor of LOVE Magazine) and Lulu Kennedy it is more than possible she will help shape the future of fashion design. And it’s always good to know great artists before everybody else does, isn’t it?
Have a look at the gallery to see some of A.V. Robertson’s designs!