DANIEL ~ PASCAL ~ TANNER
Inspiration for the collection is drawn from portrayals of female gender roles in classic folktales juxtaposed with early female pioneers, who challenged these stereotypical, socially constructed norms. These ideas are conflated with modern re-contextualized fairytales and 19th century cabinet photography depicting boys in dresses.
Daniel Pascal Tanner is a British designer born and raised in London. He graduated with a 1st class honors degree in Fashion Design Technology Womenswear from the London College of Fashion in 2014 and received the Nicholas Samuel scholarship. Daniel has a diverse creative heritage having attended the notorious BRIT Performing Arts School in South London and Laine Theatre Arts before going on to perform in London’s West End in productions such as Phantom of the Opera and We Will Rock You. His design aesthetic explores boundaries of taste through experimental palettes, contemporary embellishments and surreal exaggerations in silhouette proportions.
Infatuated with the research process, Daniel discovers reinventions and innovations in traditional textile and craft techniques through plucking nostalgic references and texts from past and present and slaps them together with his own photographic diary which explore personal interests in gender, equality, sexuality and paradoxical examples of modernity and antiquity. Often exploring subjects with heavy undertones, Daniel imbues his work with the charm of naïveté to create postmodern collections for the great eccentrics among us.