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Ellie Rousseau

MA work


I grew up in Manchester, and for my MA collection I naturally explored my experiences of Northern youth culture. I’ve always been interested in clothing as a form of identification and the authenticity seen in subcultures and style tribes. I took inspiration from nostalgic photographs to explore stages of youth maturity, escapism through club culture and the mental repercussions of this; all through a distinctly Northern lens. Through this Menswear collection I both realistically and metaphorically document these times by constructing the clothes with a distressed, patchwork aesthetic to create a disheveled style code and depict the story using both Knitwear and Denim. 


  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Fashion Menswear, 2017



  • Degrees

  • BA Fashion, Manchester School of Art, 2014
  • Experience

  • Knitwear design assistant, Liam Hodges, London, 2016 – Present; Studio assistant intern, Devon Halfnight Leflufy, Antwerp, 2014–2015; Studio assistant intern, J.W. Anderson, London, 2013
  • Awards

  • Roger Walls Binns Scholarship
  • Publications

  • Fucking Young!, 'Buffalo', 2017; Neo2, 'Sea Within a Sea', No.150, 2017; KALTBLUT, 'Hi-Humidity', 2016; HungerTV, 'Young Blood', 2014; Urban Outfitters Sheet Zine, 2014; The Skinny, 'Ellie Rousseau: Underdog', 2014