Meet David, designer, advocate for sustainable, inclusive fashion and member of WorkShop London. David tells us about his inspirations, ambitions and advice for young designers.
How did you get into the fashion industry?
“I always liked fashion in general since I was a kid. But it was not until I ended up working for Calvin Klein in the marketing department that I realised that this was not part of the industry I wanted to belong to. After a while I decided to go back to Uni and enroll at FIDM Los Angeles to study Fashion Design.”
Tell us a little bit about your brand and why you’re passionate about it.
“The brand David Caracuel was born out of a frustration with current out-dated systems in the fashion industry. Our belief is that the industry should be moving towards a cleaner and more sustainable business models. Creating quality garments over quantity.
David Caracuel is introducing a new concept called HUMANWEAR, dressing humans, not genders. Fashion should not be linked to genders, sexual orientations, and/or races. Anyone is free to wear what they like.
We want to create a community and safe space where people can share their stories and help others with similar struggles. We donate a portion of our profits to social causes we believe in.”
What inspires you?
“People. The world and life can sometimes be dark and difficult. But people have the power to brighten it up. We just must decide to do so. There are so many unique and special humans in this world that are inspirational with their own life stories and experiences. I want to embrace them through my designs.”
What advice would you give to a young designer just starting out?
“Fashion is a very difficult and competitive path to be in. Find your own voice, your own point of view and stay true to yourself. Decide what is the field that suits you and fight for it.”
What’s the best thing about being a member at WorkShop?
“The connections you can make here. People in the fashion studio are very friendly, helpful and a joy to have around. It is much better to come and work here than doing it in a private studio or working from home. You never know who might be joining next, that you could collaborate with on a future project.”
Support David’s Kickstarter launching HUMANWEAR here.