During the recent London Fashion week, or to be more correct Man day at London Fashion Week, their was a real buzz about the place which had been lacking over some past seasons. But one name had a particular BUZZZZZZ about it both before the show, there seemed to be a real anticipation for it and post show a satisfaction about it. Matthew Miller, might not be a name you’re so familiar with just yet but give it time, I promise you, you will be.
After graduating from The Royal College of Art, this Stoke lad cut his teeth working on projects for Sportwear brand Umbro & Suiting Supremo Brioni amongst others, before setting up on his own. Vogue have labelled him, “One to Watch” and Selfridges picked up on him after only his second collection, which should be touching down over the coming weeks. For Autumn/Winter he has a collaboration with the footwear designer Oliver Sweeney which promises to break new ground for both parties and amongst all that he answered a couple of questions for us here at Clothes-make-the-man.com.
How did you get into the industry?
I had graduated from the Royal college of Arts during the worst economic time in the History of Man-Kind, it was either sign on the dole, become a career criminal or try and earn some money, doing what I enjoy. Still trying to earn a crust, but doing what I enjoy.
If you could give £1,000,000 to someone/something who would it be ?
I’d buy a million pounds worth of forest, and just leave it. Investment for the future.
What piece of clothing best describes you ?
What do you have to do after this conversation ?
I have a list of 50 things to do, but the head buyer from Mr Porter just e-mailed me about a 5 a-side fashion football tournament were organising, Buyers, Designer’s, PR’s, Stylists and Editors. If i can get everyone together i think it will be amazing and a much welcome distraction.
What would you like to be doing after this conversation ?
Going some where hot, and doing some kind of dangerous sport, eating a food I’ve never heard of with Charlotte Free.
Have you ever bought a piece of clothing and regretted it ? If so what & why ?
Bright orange Coat when i was 15, it was expensive and to big for me.
What piece of style advise do you live by ?
Be who you want to be, with conviction and no one can fault you for it.
Tell us something no one else knows ?
I’m the poorest wine snob in the world.
Who is your style icon ? Why ?
What would be the one piece of clothing you would rescue from your home in the event of a fire ?
I get asked this question a lot, I value the idea’s behind clothing or the reason for the pieces existing, as these idea’s exist through memory. I have the memories and these are much, much more valuable everything else can be replaced.
What inspires you