Episode 51

Subtraction Cutting, with Julian Roberts

Julian Roberts, a creative pattern cutter, teacher and academic joins Kathryn to talk about his unique method of creating garments and patterns called Subtraction Cutting. This was a hugely inspirational chat and I hope that it brings you all a fresh perspective on creative pattern cutting. A big thank you to Julian for joining me on the podcast!

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A big thank you to Julian for joining us on the podcast!

Julian is a Welsh born designer, pattern cutter, teacher and academic. 
He started his fashion life by studying his BA in fashion design at Northumbria Uni and went on to study an MA in menswear at the prestigious Royal College of Art. 
During years of study and ongoing work on his own label Nothing Nothing, he developed a technique of making patterns and garments called Subtraction Cutting. 
Julian showed 12 collections at London and Paris fashion week and won many awards including the “New Generation Award” from the BFC 5 times!
The label was extremely successful and generated a lot of press. One of my favourite things I came across while researching for this episode were stories from when he projected his whole collection onto the Natural History museum.
Since then, he’s made the move into teaching his unique method of cutting and all over the world, in 37 countries in fact! 
His name has become synonymous with creative pattern cutting and his techniques are widely referenced in publications, at universities and in fashion media.
When he’s not travelling the world, you can find him at the Royal College of Art where he is now a Tutor for the Graduate Diploma in Art & Design.


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