Richard Malone graduated from Central Saint Martins BA Fashion Womenswear in 2014, where he was awarded the prestigious LVMH Grand Prix scholarship. His 12 look graduate collection opened the years BA Fashion press show and was awarded the Deutsche Bank Award for Fashion, previously won by Christopher Kane. Malone’s graduate collection was immediately stocked in Irelands leading luxury department store, Brown Thomas Dublin, part of the Selfridges group.
Soon after graduating Malone launched his eponymous line with an independent presentation for AW15.
Malone’s collections have been celebrated by international press and featured in major print and online publications including LOVE, Dazed, Interview, AnOther, Vogue Italia, Vogue India, British Vogue, WWD, The Independent and the Irish Times. Recently, Malone was selected by the BBC as one of the Best Young Artists under 25 working in the UK, the only fashion designer in the selection.
Malone showed for 3 seasons with Fashion East, before progressing to the British Fashion Councils NewGen scheme. In 2017, Malone was nominated for the LVMH Prize and Design of the Year with the Design Museum. In September 2017, Malone will be included in the MoMa’s first fashion exhibition in over 70 years, documenting pivotal moments in fashion’s history.