Born in London, United Kingdom 1988, Molly Goddard has achieved a BA in Fashion Knitwear from Central St Martins 2009 – 2012 followed by a MA in Fashion Knitwear also at Central St Martins London 2012 – 2014. She now lives and works in Ladbroke Grove.
London Molly Goddard specialises in traditional hand-craft techniques such as hand pleating, smocking and crocheting. Her collections are held in some of the world’s most prestigious stockists including Dover Street Market, Trading Museum Comme des Garcons, I.T, Browns, Boon the Shop and Club 21.
In 2016 Molly won British Emerging Talent award at the 2016 Fashion Awards and is a 2017 LVMH Prize finalist. Her work touches upon themes of special occasions, nostalgia and coming of age, often taking inspiration from party dressing and Sunday best. The techniques that she utilises serve to create clothes that are both delicate and fragile, but the character she designs for conflicts with the beauty of her technique, bringing a clumsy and charming awkwardness to her silhouettes and fabric combinations.
Molly is currently working on a new interpretation of her archive collections to be presented at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London on Friday 7th July. Alongside the archive will be new pieces, an experimental pre/mens collection. The project is particularly resonant with the brand as the V&A is such a huge source of inspiration for Molly - the set, styling and world created for the show will be focusing on this connection. The show will be the first to take place in the V&A’s brand new 1,100 sq/m Sainsbury Gallery.
Exhibitions & Awards:
Fashion In Motion: Molly Goddard Victoria & Albert Museum London July 2017 Ground Floor South Entrance Installation – Boon the Shop Seoul April 2017 Installation – Trading Museum Comme des Garcons Tokyo March 2017 Molly Goddard AW17/18 Tate Modern Tanks London Fashion Week February 2017 British Emerging Talent - Fashion Awards December 2016 What I Like: Molly Goddard Now Gallery November 2016 – February 2017 Installation – Trading Museum Comme des Garcons Paris October 2016 Molly Goddard SS17 Old Spitalfields Market London Fashion Week September 2016 Permanent Space Third Floor - Dover Street Market Haymarket March 2016 - ongoing Molly Goddard AW16/17 Tate Britain London Fashion Week February 2016 Corridor installation – I.T Beijing Market October 2015 Molly Goddard SS16 Institute of Contemporary Arts London Fashion Week September 2015 Ground Floor installation – Dover Street Market New York July 2015 Window installation – Dover Street Market London June 2015 Corridor installation – I.T Beijing Market May 2015 Molly Goddard AW15/16 Somerset House London Fashion Week February 2015 Molly Goddard SS15 Grosvenor Chapel London Fashion Week September 2014.