Domingo Rodriguez was awarded the Harold Tillman Scholarship to study MA Fashion Design and Technology (Menswear) at the London College of Fashion, after impressing a judging panel which included Julien Macdonald and Claudia Schiffer at Graduate Fashion Week 2008 with his BA collection, created at Liverpool John Moores.
Rodriguez gained industry experience interning at the renowned Delphine Wilson Knitwear and at menswear designers Kim Jones and Carolyn Massey, all of which have been said to influence his own work. His collections have focused on the scaffolding lines of the human figure and through bias cutting create a chevron effect that mirrors bone structure, movement and the rhythm of muscle tone. His designs aim to give a sense of personal luxury that reflect traditional men’s staples whilst retaining familiarity through subversion and inherited history.
2010 was a pivotal year in Domingo’s career as he was named by Esquire magazine as one of its ‘7 Brilliant Brits’ which, in collaboration with ASOS, resulted in the presentation of his Spring/Summer 2011 collection at the famous MC2 fashion showroom during Paris Fashion Week. The ASOS ‘MA} ke’ project saw Domingo create an exclusive capsule menswear collection which was an instant hit and as of 2011 was stocked online at ASOS, and at Wolf and Badger in London.
Domingo has since collaborated with Kopenhagen Fur and Phi-nom, as well as being a fashion host on BBC Blast. This is a designer who is keen to help fashion the future and is set to become a household name.