Patrick McDowell is a London-based designer. After studying at Central Saint Martins, he hosted London Fashion Week’s first ever Swap Shop. McDowell works with a collection of brand partners annually and gives circular solutions that centre systemic change and education, offering brands the tools they need to create lasting change through ‘Reimagine’ collections that save and monetise dead stock fabrics and clothing.
Sustainability is at the core of McDowell’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.
McDowell’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 hometown and draws inspiration from his family history.
Anna Wintour nominated Patrick for the Stella McCartney Today for Tomorrow Award in November 2019.