I first met Designer Rory Hutton a few years ago and I was immediately captivated by his passion for creating unique and intricately designed accessories. His distinctive range is a perfect combination of quality fabric, playful prints and artistic design, crafting a captivating collection of accessories that has captured the attention of numerous publications and stores. Rory Hutton’s products have been housed in prestigious stores such as Fortnum & Mason of Piccadilly and Brown Thomas and his work has been featured in various publications including Tatler and Marie Claire.
Rory Hutton is now excited to announce his first collaboration with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
The designer is honoured to be working with this prestigious institution, which has been a rich source of inspiration to designers and artists for generations.
The Royal Opera House commissioned Rory to design an exclusive collection of prints to celebrate their forthcoming season and to coincide with the opening of their new retail store. An ROH spokesperson described the designers range:
‘From stationery to silk scarves, Rory Hutton offers an exquisite range which is the embodiment of pure poetry’
Designed exclusively for The Royal Opera House this series of linocuts illustrates some of the key composers, productions and performances that have contributed to a rich and vibrant story telling tradition, works including Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and Wagner’s epic cycle Der Ring Das Nibelungen. The collection also examines some of the key composer’s associated with the Royal Opera House including Giuseppe Verdi, Benjamin Britten and George Fredrick Handle. Rory describes the experience:
‘Working closely with the Royal Opera House was a fantastic opportunity to immerse myself in the world of classical music, examining the stories and symbolism associated with the performances fulfilled my musical education’.
Rory’s intricately carved lino prints were used to create an array of products including; silk pocket squares, scarves and ties, Irish linen bow ties and the designers first range of stationary. An atelier in Italy manufactured all the silk products while the socks and stationary were made in England and the Irish linen bow ties by Rory himself at his Glasgow studio.
‘It is a massive honour to be working so closely with such a prominent institution, walking through the Stage Door to attend design meetings was a thrilling experience’.
Rory’s collection is now available to view and purchase from the Royal Opera House shop and online at: www.roh.org.uk