Don Urban's Profile
THE SHORT STORY
My name is Don Urban. I am a menswear designer, mad traveller, scavenger of found objects and food lover.
THE LONG STORY
There is a problem when your taste doesn't match your wallet. I have great taste, but could never afford the clothes I really liked and would never be seen dead in a generic made in China shirt.
A typical starving artist from Byron Bay, living in my studio, I painted, made assemblages and parented my son. There was lots of cast offs and junk about but not a lot of cash. I can still look into an empty pantry and make a three course meal on a one ring burner because I had to. Using ingenuity and cast offs eventually became the essence of my clothing – that and a desire for clothes I could never…
- Joined January 9, 2009