Darryl Black's Profile
My work tends to evolve in a very organic way, only loosely following the seasons in fashion, largely because it is what I find on my travels, in vintage or charity shops, at car-boots, or even the odd jumble sale, that dictates what garment is born.
In winter, I work mainly with knitwear: arran sweaters, lambswool and cashmere. The pieces I create begin life as a patchwork, a jigsaw puzzle on the floor, with myself in the middle of it all, dreaming until the shape jumps into a jumper, curves into a cardigan coat or slips into skirt. They are very much one-offs, with a signature cut or detail, such as suede appliqué, buttons, lace, rajasthani embroidered or mirrored pieces, woven into the design.
In summer, my passion turns to piecing together vintage silk scarves with chiffon and plain silk, to make a limited run of fabric, as little as 6 metres, out of which will come 3 or 4 pieces. Here I can repeat…
- Born on October 11
- Joined September 30, 2009