LVMH Prize Winner Steven Stokey-Daley On Dressing Harry Styles and Bucking Trends
It was clear SS Daley was ready for a bigger stage; the menswear line’s reflection of British heritage and its designer’s upbringing and emotional narratives appealed to the LVMH judges. “The world that I tend to explore is the world that was absent from my life growing up as a child,” explains the Liverpool- born designer. “The elements like to incorporate are mixing and combining codes of the different class structures in the UK.” With pieces such as beaten-up tracksuits, rose-bedecked boater hats, a paisley- patterned bomber jacket with bows on the pockets and hand-crocheted knitwear featured ducks, this mixing is proving popular.
Behind the artistic concepts is an intense focus on craft, localism and sustainability. “From the start, my design processes have been to look back in order to move forward, so we reference vintage quite a lot—not just vintage garments, but vintage practices or lost, forgotten crafts that were of an age or time,” says Stokey-Daley, who has been using deadstock fabrics donated from London houses for his creations. “We also [are making] a really steady investigation into upcycling and how we can regenerate old items like English tea towels into wearable shirts with tonnes of character,” he adds. The one-off shirts made from embroidered tablecloths, for example, are bestsellers.
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