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Q’s & A’s with Micol Ragni

Growing up in musical environment greatly influenced fashion designer Micol Ragni. After playing cello and piano for over 10 years her passion for music is still a very present inspiration in her design. Her most recent SS15 Collection‘Cymatics’- means the study of sound and vibration made visible.

Micol Ragni demonstrates new and exciting territories within design and textile. In her open-ended search for new materials, unconventional and the unseen, her work manifests itself in unique, imaginary structures and volumes.

Tell us a bit about yourself?

My name is Micol Ragni and I graduated from University of Creative Arts  in Epsom 2011. From there I worked as a designer and production consultant for conceptual and luxury brands for about 2 years. I have been making clothes since I was 14 and having my own label is definitely a dream come true, which I launched in January 2014.

Name three daily challenges you’re facing working creatively?

At the moment the challenge number one is working on my own and having to deal with the aspects of running a business by myself. And I think that sums up pretty well – all my other daily challenges.

What do you love the most about your profession?

The process of searching for the original and unseen has always fascinated me. I love searching for materials and discover new type of fabrics and fibres. I always feel excited when I’m in the studio and experimenting with new type of shapes and volumes. And I love of course, the fact that I can create clothing in which can contribute shaping a woman’s personality.

 How would you define your out look on fashion?

Fashion is a very broad word, the first time considering seriously about fashion as a career was when I realised clothes really influence the way we feel. I think fashion can be a tool for people to experiment and how the way they want to be perceived by others.

 Your SS15 Collection‘Cymatics’- means the study of sound and vibration made visible. How has this been an inspiration to you?

I grew up thinking that I was going to become a musician, playing the piano and cello for about 10 years. Music and sounds are still a big part of my life, which is why I chose Cymatics as theme for my last collection.

 What are the pros and cons being a London based designer?

I think London is the best city in the world to be a young fashion designer. The only cons I can think of are, London has very limited resources for fabrics and factories. Not forgetting the cost of living is very high too.

 In a fast moving fashion Industry what would you like to communicate as the owner of a smaller independent label?

As a small independent designer, I hope people will appreciate the uniqueness of my designs.  I would like my work to be conceptual yet wearable at the same time!



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