Patrick McDowellFounder, PatrickMcDowell

PATRICK McDOWELL is a London based designer captivating the fashion industry. After studying at Central Saint Martins Patrick has gone on to reinvent the roll of a fashion designer as we know it today. Proving that it is not only a designers responsibility to create beautiful clothing but also redesign the systems they sit within. Hosting London Fashion Week’s first ever Swap Shop, collaborating with global brands to promote sustainability and creating collections completely digitally Patrick’s creativity knows no bounds.

McDowell works with a collection of brand partners annually, offering circular solutions that centre systemic change and education. Offering those brands and their teams the tools they need to create meaningful lasting change through ‘Reimagine’ collections that save and monetise dead stock fabrics and clothing.

Sustainability is at the core of Patrick’s practice, as he strives to reinvent luxury through a sustainable mindset. Crafted from reclaimed fabrics, and ethically produced materials from the likes of Burberry and Swarovski, his pieces are designed and made with a low carbon foot print in mind. He is a strong advocate for reducing fashion’s global impact through designing with moral practice.

Patrick is a passionate advocate and supporter of creative education. He is committed to highlighting the importance of this kind of learning for all, at any age across all sectors. With a belief that it is in our ability to unlearn, relearn and change that holds the success to all of our creative futures.

Patrick’s style stems from his Liverpool roots and is bolstered by his attention to craft and modernity. He juxtaposes the hyper masculine with the glamour associated with his home town and draws inspiration from his family history. Believing that telling your own personal story is the best way to create a sustainable, authentic Narrative.

Anna Wintour nominated Patrick for the Stella McCartney Today for Tomorrow Award in November 2019.

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