About

Community, craftsmanship and culture lie at the heart of Nicholas Daley’s work. Having graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2013, the London-based designer launched his eponymous brand in 2015, a practice intertwining personal narrative with wider Black British and diasporic themes.

Clothing deeply rooted in both present and past, Daley reconsiders meaningful subcultural movements through his contemporary menswear wardrobe. Incorporating bespoke textiles and complex finishes into every collection, the label partners with a range of artisan makers in the UK and beyond to infuse garments with nuance and depth; expanding its sustainable systems through ethical sourcing and innovative repurposing.

A vehicle exploring ideas around identity, heritage, and memory, Daley celebrated his multicultural Jamaican-Scottish roots in the Return to Slygo exhibition held at both the V&A Dundee and London’s NOW Gallery. Most recently the designer’s work has featured in the V&A Fashioning Masculinities exhibition and, as the Appear Here Space for ideas winner for 2022, Daley launched a London pop-up store, bringing the ND universe to life.

The label has supported music charity initiatives including Tomorrow’s Warriors and introduced the Nicholas Daley x Fred Perry Grant Program in 2019. In an effort to foster young design talent, Daley has taken part in apprenticeship and mentoring schemes, and shared his knowledge and experiences in a series of university lectures and panel discussions themed around diversity and inclusion.

Nicholas has been supported by The British Fashion Council’s NEWGEN designer programme for the past six seasons, showcasing his collections during London Fashion Week. He was the recipient of the 2019 International Woolmark Prize Semi-Final Award, an LVMH Prize finalist winner in 2020, a BFC x GQ Designer Menswear Fund Finalist in 2021 and was awarded the BFC Fashion Trust award in the same year.

Collaborating with Mulberry, Adidas and Fred Perry, the label can be found in global retail locations and online at the likes of Dover Street Market, Selfridges, Nordstrom, Mr Porter, SSENSE and Matches.

Timeline

2022

SEPTEMBER

Presents Spring/Summer 23 collection titled 'Calpyso'

JUNE

Awarded the 2022 British Fashion Council x GQ Prize

APRIL

Launched Fred Perry collaboration featuring @morgangsimpson from power house band Black Midi.

FEBRUARY

Presents Autumn/Winter 22 collection titled 'Dark Haze'

JANUARY

Launched Mulberry collaboration featuring Shabaka Hutchings & Lianne La Havas.

2021

SEPTEMBER

Presents Spring/Summer 22 collection titled 'Blue Quilt'

July

Launched Nicholas Daley x Fred Perry capsule collection featuring south London artists Sam Akpro.

MAY

'Return To Slygo' exhibition launched at NOW Gallery in London.

MARCH

Launched Nicholas Daley x Lavenham Spring/Summer 21 collection featuring musician Eddie Hick from Sons of Kemet.

February

Presents Autumn/Winter 21 collection titled 'Forgotten Fury'.

2020

OCTOBER

Launched Nicholas Daley x Fred Perry Autumn/Winter 20 collection featuring musician Obongjayar

OCTOBER

Launched Nicholas Daley x Lavenham Autumn/Winter 20 collection featuring musicians Rago Foot and Goya Gumbani

July

Presents Spring/Summer 21 collection titled ‘Stepping Razor’.

April

Announced winner of LVMH prize 2020.

January

Presents Autumn/Winter 20 collection titled ‘The Abstract Truth’ at EartH during London Fashion Week.

2019

November

Presents ‘Reggae Klub Revisited’ night at the V&A Dundee.

October

Nicholas Daley x Fred Perry AW19 collection launches in London and throughout Asia with a tour in Tokyo, Osaka and Manila.

October

Nicholas Daley x Fred Perry AW19 collection launches globally.

October

Woolmark Prize collection launches exclusively at Ware-mo-Kou store.

September

‘Studio Nicholas Daley’ launches exhibition at the V&A Dundee.

June

Presents Spring/Summer 20 collection titled ‘Astro Black’ at St Mary-at-Hill church during London Fashion Week.

JANUARY

Presents Autumn/Winter 19 collection titled ‘Black Ark’ at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club during London Fashion Week.

January

Presents Nicholas Daley x Adidas MakerLab collection at Paris Fashion Week.

2018

July

Awarded semi-final prize at 2018/19 International Woolmark Prize.

June

Presents Spring/Summer 19 collection titled ‘SLYGO’ at The Swiss Church during London Fashion Week.

february

Nicholas reaches 2018/19 Woolmark Prize Final.

January

Presents Autumn/Winter 18 collection titled ‘Red Clay’ at The Swiss Church during London Fashion Week.

2017

June

Presents Spring/Summer 18 collection titled ‘Madras’ at 180 The Strand during London Fashion Week.

January

Presents Autumn/Winter 17 collection titled ‘Blackwatch’.

2016

August

Releases Autumn/Winter 16 collection titled ‘KinDread’.

June

Presents Spring/Summer 17 collection titled ‘Juteopolis’.

April

Releases Spring/ Summer 16 collection titled ‘First Beat’.

2015

September

Graduate collection exclusively stocked at International Gallery Beams.

June

 Nicholas Daley graduates from Central Saint Martins with a first-class honours degree in BA Menswear Fashion.

May

Presents graduate collection Spring/Summer 15 ‘Culture Clash’ at Central Saint Martins runway show.