Rie Yamagata, a Parsons and St. Martins graduate, began her iconic brand RHIE as a knitwear line in 2011 after working with fashion greats such as Phillip Lim and Tsumori Chisato. RHIE soon turned into a full collection, aiming to "distill an image of an intelligent, freshly defined woman." With an emphasis on quality of materials, tailoring, and subtle details, RHIE presents a modern take on knitwear and represents a brand that "speaks in a language of precision without ever losing its element of ease". Only available at the finest boutiques across the world, RHIE provides luxurious comfort and coziness while including sophisticated details and a timeless silhouette. Check out our interview with the woman behind the brand, Rie Yamagata, below!
Q. What was your inspiration for Rhie?
A. I wanted to create a brand that had high quality construction and materials in the contemporary market
Q. How do you stay motivated and inspired every day?
A. It's stimulating to surround myself with people who are inspired
Q. What are you most excited about in fashion right now?
A. New technology
Q. What is your top style tip for women (of any age)?
A. To take care of their skin
Q. What's your favorite fall indulgence?
A. Chunky cashmere and leather
Check out new pieces from RHIE's fall collection in store and