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Patrick McDowell Scores Jimmy Choo Academy Residency – WWD



LONDON — British dressmaker Patrick McDowell has turn out to be the primary designer in residence on the Jimmy Choo Academy, situated in 20 Hanover Sq. in London.

The designer’s studio has additionally been relocated to this location, which is above the swanky new hangout spot The Maine Mayfair, the place Tommy Hilfiger held its post-Vogue Awards occasion in November.

Based by the shoe designer in 2021, the Jimmy Choo Academy goals to assist entrepreneurs and to nurture their trend and expertise enterprise start-ups by providing specialised services and enterprise assist. It additionally encourages collaboration and cooperation in an reasonably priced shared house.

Patrick McDowell outside 20 Hanover Square, where his new studio is located.

Patrick McDowell exterior 20 Hanover Sq., the place his new studio is situated.

“As a younger sustainable designer in London being the primary member of the incubation program will profit my enterprise massively. It’s actually unimaginable that whereas supporting the academy’s college students as sustainability ambassadors, my model may even obtain assist via the Incubation program,” McDowell stated, upon receiving the one 12 months assist.

Stephen Smith, chief govt officer on the academy, added that “We’ve been so pleased with the work that Patrick has accomplished with our college students as our sustainability ambassador. It appeared pure that he would then go on to profit from Incubation.”

A Central Saint Martins graduate, the designer unveiled his label in 2018 at London Vogue Week. Recognized for his daring creations made with reclaimed materials and ethically produced deadstock supplies, McDowell was appointed as the worldwide ambassador of the Graduate Vogue Week in 2021, and sustainability design director at Pinko in early 2021.

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