Ian Scott KettlePrepare to be bow tied away.
Ian Scott Kettle is a menswear accessories designer whose pieces emanate an elegant simplicity characterised by his signature cut and excellent quality.
Ian Scott Kettle is a bespoke menswear accessories designer based in Central London. The designer’s collection focuses on limited editions of hand-made cravats, jabots, gauntlets, bowties, chaperons, cummerbunds, tabards, gaiters, holsters, aiguillettes and chaperons, all made from the finest UK sourced materials.
I came across his work through a friend who attends one of his weekend courses at Central Saint Martins, where he has taught fashion design for the last twelve years and is currently the course director of the Free Elective Study Abroad Fashion Program FESP. After much enthusing over his designs and immaculate fashion sense I decided to see for myself, and was instantly blown away. Just one glance at his work and you can tell the designer’s innate respect for traditional tailoring straightaway.
Every piece emanates an elegant simplicity characterised by his signature cut, cloth-choices and excellent quality. The result is an array of fashionable men’s accessories supporting the latest dandy revival, and reintroducing typologies that have been long forgotten. Ian Scott Kettle has become a statement against global consumerism that embraces the principles of sustainability and slow movement.
After graduating from Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art, he has collaborated and worked with renowned names such as Alberta Ferretti, Erdem, Dexter Wong, Bruce Oldfield, Bora Aksu, Katherine Hamnett & Joe Casely-Hayford, working as either a designer, illustrator or master pattern cutter. Unsurprisingly, his commissions have been worn by the likes of Cindy Sherman and Michael Jackson, and have appeared in multidisciplinary projects within fashion, art & film. His work has featured in Vogue, I.D., Nylon, Dazed & Confused and 125 magazines.
He is currently developing a book on the process of design for fashion, due for publication in 2017, as well as acting as designer and Director of his new gentlemen’s accessory line created from his studio at Cockpit Arts, London.
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