Rhys Ellis is a British designer, who is recognised for blurring the lines between waste and beauty. Rhys Ellis attention goes into meticulously crafting textile techniques with organic form, enticing the communities realisation to a world their destroying by carelessly using the very materials their viewing.
Ellis’ mission to create environmental awareness through intrigue and emotion combines a 360 approach, bridging together common practices, technology, textile development and image making which expands further than fashion. Rhys Ellis utilises collaborations as a vital tool within each collection, his cross disciplinary approach to collaboration exists to elevate each message by combining point of views and the introduction of advanced garment construction techniques, taking his work on a journey of discovery, anchored with advanced bespoke construction techniques.
Rhys Ellis stands strong to bridging the gap between past, present and future, applying traditional handwork and modern technology to construct innovative textiles that enable new structural forms to be created. Trained in Milan, Rhys worked alongside bespoke tailor to Versace and Armani; Guiltiero Fornetti. Moving on to the Jean Pierre Braganza studio in London, Rhys developed his attention to detail before working in Amsterdam and Paris maturing his crafting techniques in the Iris Van Herpen studio.
The juxtaposition between traditional tailoring and contemporary innovative design provide a platform for his meticulously crafted textile techniques, which offer the wearer an effortless femininity.
With Rhys Ellis interests drifting beyond fashion, it allows time to explore and observe current environmental issues that are having destructive impact on our environment. Alongside ‘Two stones, one bird’ collection (2018), Rhys Ellis has partnered with Big Blue Ocean Clean Up and Coral Guardian to ensure that his designs do not only raise awareness to environmental issues but is active in working with environmental organisations to rejuvenate the environment and to research solutions that work for both the industry and the environment that surrounds it.