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The Rodnik Band: S/S 2012 ‘Cod Save The Sea’ Diffusion Line for ASOS Interview with designer Philip Colbert
Our exclusive interview with The Rodnik Band designer Philip Colbert, talking about his work and the launch of a diffusion line for ASOS from his S/S 2012 'Cod Save The Sea' collection in collaboration with the Environmental Justice Foundation.
Written by Maria Papadimitriou
The Rodnik Band SS12 'Cod Save The Sea' by Claire Jones Art
You studied History of Art and Philosophy. Tell me a little about these roots, how you ended up working in fashion and your first steps in the fashion world.
I have always been interested in art and art history because there is a lot of meaning to it, and studying philosophy made me interested in thinking about things in different ways. Coming from that background, it was really good I ended up going into fashion quite randomly as it meant I sort of made up my own rules. This is why with time I went away from a slightly more traditional focus, which I thought I should have when I first started. In the beginning I was importing scarves and getting design teams to create well made collections. It was just a business idea, but the end goal was not very personal to me. Being a bit of an outsider and trying to do something without the formal training helped create the fun, 'anyone can do anything' spirit of the brand. There is this naive, non rigid and fun approach in the other elements that make up the brand too, like the music or the… read more