Emerging designer Daniel W. Fletcher graduated from London’s Central Saint Martins this year and has since then interned with established brands such as Burberry, James Long or Hussein Chalayan. Fletcher has even had had the opportunity of spending a year in Paris learning his trade under the guidance of Lanvin’s Creative Director Lucas Ossendrijver, passing through the leather goods department at Louis Vuitton under the guidance of style director Kim Jones.
Fletcher’s graduate collection, featured here, became his official Spring/Summer 2016 collection, fusing British heritage with luxury sportswear details: asymmetric wool overcoats, printed silk pajamas and fox fur number jacket. The bonded leather outerwear plays a key part in his collection - it features in appliqué “Peckham Pony Club” on hard shell briefcases made with python and suede. Fletcher has already been ‘scouted’ by OC with a scheduled launch for the beginning of 2016 of his SS16 collection.
For the SS16 collection the designer drew inspiration from the gentrification and regeneration of urban areas of London - “When I first moved here I lived in Peckham because it was a vibrant yet affordable area but in just a few years it changed so much, with big developers coming in with plans which had no consideration for long term and low income residents.
I used Peckham as the back drop for a collection of contrasts which can be seen in areas like Peckham; British heritage with technical sportswear, heavy leather outerwear with lightweight base layers, simple shapes emblazoned with detailed leather ‘Peckham Pony Club’ appliqué.” - David W. Fletcher [Bullet Media]