Steven Stokey-Daley, who graduated from the Fashion Design BA Honours course, had his graduate collection featured in Harry Styles’ new music video for his song ‘Golden’.
The items worn by Styles include a pair of oversized, off-white, floral trousers and a billowing, slightly transparent, white shirt. His collection, ‘The Inalienable Right’, made use of deadstock and leftover tweed, chiffon and silk from Alexander McQueen’s material archive which was donated to the University.
The collection, with key items including a wool tattersall check trench coat and a dressing gown made from 120 panels in three different silks, debuted at London Fashion Week. Since then, Steven has continued to work in an environmentally and sustainably conscious manner by using donated deadstock and end of roll fabrics.
Steven has had a range of experience in the industry, working in the menswear design teams of both Alexander McQueen and Tom Ford, preparing him to create a collection and brand identity of his own. He also gained the attention of Sarah Mower, senior Vogue journalist, where he appeared in an article about the use of donated archival McQueen fabric.
Talking about his collection, Professor Andrew Groves, Professor of Fashion Design, said: “Steven’s collection was inspired by the public schools of England including Harrow, which he could see through the studio windows. Six months later, it’s terrific to see his work being championed by Harry Styles in his latest video.
“Steven had already started his own business, but this attention has skyrocketed his profile; he has been inundated with new orders, including from editors at Vogue. Having taught him in the final year, I know he will make the most of this opportunity and build his business.”
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