Rory Hutton is an artist, designer and historian who has worked collaboratively with some of the United Kingdom’s most prestigious arts, heritage and cultural organisations.
Inspired by history, art, architecture, theatre, opera and dance, Rory lends classic themes a contemporary edge with his distinctive lino print illustrations and vivid use of colour. His designs are most elegantly displayed through his highly coveted collections of luxury, silk scarves.
Rory has worked extensively with the British Museum, creating collections for their blockbuster exhibitions Troy: Myth and Reality, I Am Ashurbanipal and Rodin and the Art of Ancient Greece.
In 2018 The Royal Opera House commissioned Rory to design collections inspired by Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and Wagner’s epic cycle Der Ring Das Nibelungen to coincide with the opening of their newly refurbished building. In 2019 he designed a range of six scarves to celebrate the centenary of the Royal Ballet’s most celebrated dancer, Dame Margot Fonteyn. Rory is currently working on a collection for the house’s forthcoming production of Madame Butterfly.
2020 marks the centenary of Noel Coward’s West End debut, and Rory is working with the Noel Coward Archive to create a range of commemorative pieces to celebrate the playwright’s achievements.
Rory has worked with a number of charities including the Art Fund, designing rewards for their crowdfunding campaign Conserve Canaletto and is currently embarking on a collaboration with the Hands Up Foundation for Syria.
Not limited to silk scarves, his collections have also included ties, pocket squares, bow ties and socks. Rory’s prints have also been licensed by museums and galleries for use on a number of complementary products including tote bags, greetings cards, stationary, ceramics and even soap.
Rory’s work has been featured in numerous publications including Tatler, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, The Irish Times, Men’s Health, Savile Row Style Magazine and Time Out London.