Getting To Know Emerging Designer Gotal Ryam

30.10.2016 | Fashion | BY:

The Central Saint Martin’s graduate, Gotal Ryam creates clothing that is at the intersection of fashion and art, RTW and couture. Having realised her dream of becoming a designer, she was brought to London from Paris and hasn’t looked back since. Having launched her e-shop this week, we catch up with this fashion designer to watch.

Tell us about how you started in the industry?

Following my move from Paris to London, I ended up in Soho where my interest in fashion peaked. My desire to draw beautiful garments led me to Central Saint Martins where I studied fashion drawing; finally last year I decided to launch my own collection.

How would you describe your design aesthetic?

I would describe my design aesthetic as Pret à Couture, a mix between Pret à Porter and Haute Couture.

You describe your line as a mix of fashion and art. As an emerging designer which designers and artists do you look up?

Thierry Mugle, Célin, Azzedine Alaia.

Who is your customer?

The modern and independent woman with a taste for fashion who is equally at ease in trainers as well as in highend pieces.


Tell us about your AW16 collection, what was the inspiration? 

The collection is called Geometric shades from RBK it has been inspired by the geometric aspects of Origami. This collection is made entirely of wool. It is the first collection that I wish to dedicate to my mother who has given me a taste for fashion and who embodies timeless style (RBK stands for Rebecca, my mother’s name).

Which is your favourite piece in the line?

The coat, Khamta – it is essentially a piece that I created by asking myself, what coat would I like to wear this season. It represents the various aspects of my personality – both boyish and quirky. Its design is a patchwork – a mixture that I believe represents the person that I am today.

What do you love most about your job?

Creating something new!


Check out Gotal Ryam’s e-shop

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