The Art Institutes at MBFW Fall 2014: Ryan Edmonds and German Madrigal

Edmons Madrigal F1402Ryan Edmonds: Graduate, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Apparel Design, 2013, The Art Institute of Portland

Ryan Edmonds was born and raised in Portland, OR, in a family of five and is one half of the design team, RG, along with German Madrigal.

After leaving a studio art major program, he enrolled in the Apparel Design program at The Art Institute of Portland.

His interest in design extends beyond the garment itself to its overall engineering. Over time, he’s grown into a more minimal designer with an extreme emphasis on construction.

“I am inspired by what I see and experience every day. I look to fashion icons as examples of where I want to go,” says Ryan. “Fashion is my outlet for total expression and the studio is where I escape to. This is where I feel most at home.”

Edmons Madrigal F1401German Madrigal: Graduate, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Apparel Design, 2013, The Art Institute of Portland

German Madrigal of Vancouver, WA , has had to overcome many personal and physical obstacles in order to start his career in apparel design. He is one half of the design team, RG, along with Ryan Edmonds.

These experiences have inspired simplicity and minimalism in his designs. During his time at The Art Institute of Portland, he has learned to reshape classic silhouettes into detailed garments that transcend the idea personal style.

“My customer recognizes the overlap in professional and personal life, and I invite them to dress with obtainable pieces, confidently pushing their own style,” he says.

 

 

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