Speaking about her dress appearing on Rihanna’s Instagram last autumn, Goddard told Vogue that “Rihanna wearing the Rio dress with trainers is something I hadn’t imagined, but I literally couldn’t think of a better way to wear such an enormous dress. I love it!”
Her pleated, gathered dresses inspired by craft techniques like crocheting and knitwear manage to reflect fashion traditions without being fusty and dated. Although she says that she’s unlikely to be embarking on a streetwear collection any time soon, she insists that her working methods and inspirations “it doesn’t mean you’re this prim, fussy, girly thing - which we’re definitely not”.
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