Rodney Philpott

St. John’s, NL
Rodney Philpott

Rodney Philpott’s designs have matured but have never lost the fun appeal of being a woman and being your own person. Philpott has focused his time on participating in charity fashion show fundraisers to give back to the community. He feels a warmth of self-accomplishment when he can bring creativity and beauty to many heart wrenching causes. Philpott was honoured to be the winner of Vote Couture for the Cure in 2020 for his Cashmere Collection garment.  


This is the fourth time Rodney Philpott has participated; however, things are different. Last year, he lost his sister to cancer and wanted to pay homage to his sister's relationship with cancer – how this relationship became intimate, public and very private. He took the challenge of changing how he saw bathroom tissue. He didn't see it as a direct medium; he saw it as an input that had to be become fabric. He built a fabric that had the weight and feel he needed – designing a wedding dress with a cathedral veil because cancer creates death in far too many circumstances, while a wedding creates life in many ways. His dress is a moment in time along life that includes inspiration, destruction, pain, rebirth, joy and life.