Rob Phillips

Photography by James Rees

Rob Phillips is the Creative Director for the School of Design and Technology at London College of Fashion. Rob also works as a Fashion Illustrator, Fashion Commentator (BBC, The Guardian, showSTUDIO etc) and Fashion Writer.

Rob is central to many large fashion projects. A catalyst for idea’s and committed to a holistic process of creation, Rob’s practice is underpinned by research and reference, and through project planning, teamwork and communication creates a vision for achieving excellent outcomes.

After training in fashion womenswear and menswear (design and manufacture), surface textiles: print and fashion illustration, and gaining internships and design appointments, Rob progressed into the field of Fashion Communication and Journalism. He became Fashion Editor for ITBD’s International Textiles magazine and Colourist for International Colour Authority. His entrepreneurialist attitude, obsession with process and his drive to ‘present the new’ led to his appointment as Creative Director of Fashion Forecast magazine. Rob devised a new ethos for Fashion Forecast to only promote graduate and up and coming designers in a contemporary, progressive way.

Establishing a reputation for mentoring, Rob was soon approached by the academic sector to tutor fashion students. Rob continues to nurture talent at London College of Fashion across all the courses within the School of Design & Technology. Rob constantly strives to develop his students beyond their academic requirements so they make their own unique contribution to the fashion industry. He plays an important role in the development of the work of the College through industry projects, collaborations and competitions and also curates and directs the School’s events, fashion shows, award winning films, photoshoots, publications and exhibitions.