Katie Roberts-Wood, a graduate from the Royal College of Art in London, founded ROBERTS | WOOD right after winning "Collection of the Year" at ITS 2014 with her Masters collection 'SYNCH', as well as the Vogue Talents Award for the designer's technically innovative techniques which question the basic fundamentals of construction. Following its debut, the brand was immediately picked up by Dover Street Market in London, New York and Tokyo.
ROBERTS | WOOD is a design studio - in residence at the Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation - focusing on an innovative approach to textiles and construction. Katie and her team are committed to developing sustainable, flexible production methods, valuing a hybrid of technology and artisanal making. For Katie a collection represents a crystallised moment in an evolutionary design process; a pause in the continual exploration of textiles, construction and silhouette. Drawing on themes of repetition, nature and mathematical patterns, the aesthetic is instinctively beautiful yet chaotic and at times unreal. Her brand represents a determined femininity that blends tactile poetry and dreamlike curiosity with structure, strength and form.