UP CYCLIST AND FASHION DESIGNER
Matthew Needham is a designer and up cyclist based in London, England. As a graduate of MA Fashion 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 educational.
Up-cycling fly-tipped waste and using dead-stock from luxury fashion houses are inherent within his process and focus on storytelling, having previously honed his skills of textile innovation and construction at Maisons such as 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, iD, Vice, Dazed & Confused, 10 Magazine, Hunger and Milk with collaborations including Helen Kirkum, Alice Potts, Jo Miller and Charles Jeffrey's LOVERBOY.
PHOTO Heather Glazzard