Discover the design hotlist: Daniel Kearns
Tempus' Marius Borg Høiby tells us why Daniel Kearns is fashion's man of the moment
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Daniel Kearns is one of the most important figures in men’s fashion at the moment. After cutting his teeth working for brands such as Louis Vuitton, Roberto Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander McQueen and Yves Saint Laurent, the Irish menswear designer has taken up the role of creative director of Kent & Curwen – an up-and-coming menswear label whose chief investor is David Beckham.
When it comes to high-end fashion, everything the 43-year-old designer touches turns to gold, but the road from being a normal kid in Dublin to one of the most influential people in the fashion industry was hard work. From a young age, there was no doubting Kearns’s talents. In 1998, while in college, he won a Dolce & Gabbana project in his school, which resulted in him being able to work for one of the most respected and well-known brands within fashion at the age of 23.
Since then, Kearns’ contribution to the fashion industry has not gone unnoticed, and his creations have been on display in windows of leading high-end fashion boutiques for the last 13 years. Maybe the most recognised work he has done was for Louis Vuitton, when he created the ‘made for travel’ collection, and the ‘trophy sea collection’. Now, David has returned to London, following several years in the fashion capital of Paris, and is ready to take the fashion world by storm.
Marius Borg Høiby
Tempus style editor Marius has a personal, and professional, passion for fashion. Read on to nd out the British designer that’s exciting him most in 2018. Read more from our experts and innovators in Tempus Design Issue, out now.