Ones To Watch: Matthew Miller
Originally from Stoke-on-Trent, Matthew Miller moved to London where he studied at the Royal College of Art. His 2009 graduate collection received huge praise from fashion press, including Vogue. Since graduating, Miller has regularly shown at London Fashion Week as part of the Fashion East menswear installations, and for the last two seasons at the British Fashion Council’s London Show Rooms in Paris.
September 2011 saw Miller’s debut on the catwalk as part of MAN at London Fashion Week, followed by his first standalone on-schedule show in February 2012 as part of the official men’s day. For recent seasons Miller has shown as part of London Collections: Men, with huge success. “London Collections: Men has propelled London menswear designers to the forefront of international design,” said Miller. “This has enabled the brand to triple the stockists carrying the main line over the last season and seen the product in stores selling out.”
Collections and work draw on his interest of the human body, software and their relation to one another in this digital age. His signature aesthetic combines classic tailoring and sportswear with unique textile decoration, resulting in highly wearable pieces. Each season explores and utilises new fabric technologies a, offering a fresh interpretation and twist on classic menswear. “The brand’s strong signature style will continue to evolve and grow. It is formed from an investigation into the technological verses the traditional; performance fabrics, tailoring and sportswear detailing form the basis of the Mr Matthew Miller look,” added Miller.
Miller has won a number of awards, collaborated on diverse projects and has taken part in various exhibitions around the world. These include winning The Spirit of Fashion Award, collaborating with SKANDIA Team GBR on a project for the Olympic sailing team and exhibiting internationally in countries including The Netherlands, Italy and Hong Kong. For autumn / winter 2013 he has teamed up with outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland to create an exciting new collection of boots.
Matthew Miller is currently preparing to show at LC:M on Tuesday 18th June as part of the British Fashion Councils NEWGEN MEN sponsored by Topman.
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