Designers

Matthew Needham

MATTHEW NEEDHAM is a designer and up cyclist based in London, England. As a graduate of the MA Fashion course at Central Saint Martins supported both by The British Fashion Council and The Kering Sustainability Fund, Needham’s work reflects fashion’s yearning for radical ideas, as he champions the use of unorthodox materials that are both innovative and sustainably focused.

Up-cycling fly-tipped waste and using dead-stock from luxury fashion houses are inherent within Matthew’s process as well as a strong focus on storytelling, having previously honed his skills of textile innovation and construction at French Maisons Chanel and Louis Vuitton.

From dressing environmental advocates such as actress, Emma Watson, to working closely with the global movement that is Fashion Revolution, Needham is questioning the  relationship we have with our clothing and the positive impact it can have within society.

He has been featured in publications such as Vogue UK, Vogue Talents, The Guardian, i-D ,Dazed & Confused, 10 Magazine, Hunger and LOVE with collaborations so far including Helen Kirkum, Alice Potts, Jo Miller and Charles Jeffrey’s LOVERBOY.

 

Image credits (header images):

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Photographer: James Stopforth 

MUA: Mattie White
Hair: Mike O’Gorman 
Models: Florence Hutchings, Ralf Akhigbe, Edward Denney
Footwear: Matthew Needham x Helen Kirkum 
Resin Pieces: Matthew Needham x Jo Miller 
Tearring: Matthew Needham x Alice Potts 

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