INTRODUCING THE DESIGNERS

The Creative Council have selected eight designers to take up residency in The House of Peroni Fashion Studio, following a nationwide search for the best emerging design talent.

Over the next seven months they will work on their own collections from our East London studio space, culminating in a presentation during London Fashion Week in February 2019.

The designers will be guided up to LFW by the Creative Council, who will impart their knowledge and expertise to help the designers develop the craft and skills needed to succeed in the industry – everything from design, to business and developing a stronger profile online.

We're pleased to introduce the designers as... 

Stacey Wall

Womenswear Designer

Stacey Wall

Womenswear Designer

Looking to her Irish roots, Stacey Wall’s final collection for her Central Saint Martins BA found its basis in Seventies folk groups - drawing particular inspiration from silhouettes and shapes of outfits worn by different local groups - as well as traditional craft and textile processes.

Hannah Wallace

Menswear Designer

Hannah Wallace

Menswear Designer

Menswear designer Hannah Wallace won the Graduate Fashion Week Gold Award in 2015, standing out because of the innovation and imagination she showed in her designs. Inspired by the uprising of rioters against the government and astronauts, and the necessity for both to wear garments that act as a protective second layer of skin, she developed her collection using interactive and breathable materials constructed to be flexible and allow for capacity. In addition to her own work, Wallace has freelanced as a design assistant for Topshop and Topman.

Daniel Crabtree

Menswear Designer

Daniel Crabtree

Menswear Designer

Daniel Crabtree looks to subvert the classics of menswear design, whether through the deconstruction of detail, fabric or shape. He recently completed an MA at Central Saint Martins, where he culminated his course with a collection full of boyish charm but, in his own words, that had something rather old man about it. His design methods are informed by the process- driven approach of Eighties fine artist Christopher Nemeth and combine a resourcefulness of reusing materials and freehand pattern cutting.

Joel Boyd

Menswear Designer

Joel Boyd

Menswear Designer

Joel Boyd, menswear designer, musician and stylist, goes by the moniker JOBO. Having gained experience at a number of fashion houses, Boyd assimilated all of his creative pursuits into his JOBO brand.

Matthew Duffy

Womenswear Designer

Matthew Duffy

Womenswear Designer

Middlesbrough-born designer and recent Royal College of Art graduate Matthew Duffy examines a feeling of not fitting into the heteronormative culture of his hometown and the dichotomies within his own upbringing in his work. In particular, he looks to the gender performances of his mother, who is of Anglo-Indian descent and competed as a pageant queen, and his brother, a footballer for a local team, recontextualising both a football kit and pageant sash as the basis of his graduate collection.

Rose Danford-Phillips

Womenswear Designer

Rose Danford-Phillips

Womenswear Designer

London-based textiles and knitwear designer Rose Danford-Phillips is fascinated with nature, expressing this through her maximalist creation of ecosystems by building and layering opulent fabrics, prints, embroidery and unconventional materials in her designs. Having recently graduated from the Royal College of Art, she is one of the five young designers in the MOAM Collective 2018, which staged a runway show in Amsterdam this year. 

Pelin Isildak

Womenswear Designer

Pelin Isildak

Womenswear Designer

Istanbul-born, London-based designer Pelin Isildak explores themes of hierarchy and authority, particularly utilising uniforms and historical dress codes in her aesthetic. She gained experience assisting Hakaan at Paris Fashion Week, and designing Bora Aksu leggings for its London spring/summer 2013 show. She was also chosen to show her own autumn/winter 2016 collection as part of the London College Fashion MA Womenswear press show.

Kyle Lo Monaco

Womenswear Designer

Kyle Lo Monaco

Womenswear Designer

Marrying the contemporary and the traditional is at the heart of Kyle Lo Monaco’s womenswear designs, giving a bold but romantic aesthetic to his work. Respecting the skill of dressmaking, the London-based designer makes all of his creations, using both hand and machine crafted methods, himself.