Universal Works

Universal Works machen zeitgenössische Herrenmode.

Die Marke besteht seit 2008, als David Keyte (UW Co-Founder & Designer) von seinem Küchentisch aus begann, echte und ehrliche Kleider zu entwerfen.

Universal Works ist inspiriert von David's Kindheit in einer britischen Provinzstadt in den 70er-Jahren als Teil einer Arbeiterfamilie. Ob mit Arbeitskleidern oder geschniegelt für's Wochenende, sein Vater und dessen Brüder legten immer grossen Wert darauf, gut angezogen zu sein. Vor der Lancierung seines eigenen Labels arbeitete David über 30 Jahre in der Modebranche für Namen wie Paul Smith und Maharishi.

Universal Works is about the mixing of ideas; understanding heritage and context underpinned by contemporary needs and aesthetics.

Universal Works was inspired by the founders formative years growing up in a provincial midlands town in the seventies, part of a working class family that loved to dress well; seeing his Dad and Uncles in their work-wear and also when dressing for the weekend. Next, working as a sign-writers apprentice, whilst experiencing the development of eighties sporting and music subcultures. And finally a thirty-year span in the fashion industry. From Paul Smith to Maharishi he gained an education from and worked alongside some of the best in the industry.

“We champion skilled, small-scale production. We produce garments in the right place, both in the UK and overseas, working only with factories we trust, admire and are proud to be associated with. The company also gives us an opportunity to collaborate with amazing people from artists to writers and anyone in between, a process that inspires continual growth and education. “

Erhältlich bei:
Kitchener Bern
Kitchener Plus Zürich