One To Watch: Designer Tim Rhys-Evans Talks To Marie Claire

Designer Tim Rhys-Evans has a talent for creating beautiful silhouettes inspired by the Tudor era...

Fashion designer Tim Rhys-Evans has a talent for creating beautiful silhouettes inspired by the Tudor era. His creations have bagged him an industry award, taken him to Gareth Pugh’s fashion house – and now landed him on our style radar for 2014.

Tim kickstarted his fashion career by doing a Masters at the London College of Fashion. Heavily influenced by his mentor Gareth Pugh, the designer’s signature style is dark and brooding, while his clothes are as sensual and provocative as they are beautiful.

Fascinated by heroines such as Anne Boleyn and Marlene Dietrich, Tim creates clothes for women who want to exert their power. His creations are designed to celebrate the female form, which explains why he’s so inspired by the beautiful shapes and styles from Tudor times (check out the BBC’s The White Queen – you’ll see what we mean).

This designer likes to take old fashion markers and give them a contemporary twist – so a tiny waist might become a slim line around the body – just as a huge neck ruff turns into plumes of feathers that portray drama, but with none of the restriction.

No wonder he bagged a British Fashion Council Award at Graduate Fashion Week in 2008 and caught the eye of a certain Mr Pugh.

We’re predicting big things to come from this fashion superstar. Watch this space…

Follow Tim on Twitter at @timrhysevans.

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