INTRODUCING DENZILPATRICK THE BRITISH MENSWEAR LABEL BY DANIEL PETER GAYLE
Denzilpatrick is a menswear label created to explore the joy of dressing through a curiosity for colour, texture, and pattern, blended with a playful take on traditional sartorial dress codes. Designer Daniel Peter Gayle developed his rich aesthetic sensibility while growing up in South East London as the grandson of Irish and Jamaican immigrants. With denzilpatrick, he aims to create a company that values creating a safe, fair and exciting working environment, using materials in innovative and low-impact ways. The brand works with both traditional and innovative artisanal processes.
Daniel Gayle, the founder of denzilpatrick, initially graduated in dance before transitioning into fashion. He combines his industry experience of 15 years with a variety of fashion companies of every scale including Jonathan Saunders and Phillip Lim, Victoria Beckham, Kenzo and Maison Kitsune. Denzilpatrick collections reflect stories and memories that are shared through consciously crafted garments that reinforce Daniel’s vision of an enduring wardrobe.
The denzilpatrick Autumn-Winter 2023 collection, titled «All Dressed Up and Somewhere To Go,» was inspired by family stories and Brixton’s street culture. Daniel drew inspiration from his young uncles’ Mod-tailoring and his grandmother’s polished elegance, celebrating both aesthetics in a new personality. The collection features wardrobe archetypes such as tailored overcoats, bombers, perfect jeans, pea coats, and button-down shirts, with proportions adjusted for more freedom of expression. Daniel’s background in dance influenced the collection’s sensual areas, seen in super-slim dance pants and backless tops. The collection includes a patch pocket bomber, tailored training tops, and matching jog pants made from recycled cotton denim and gabardine. The Electric Avenue print, inspired by South London’s Caribbean mecca, is showcased in organic cotton poplin button-down shirts, brushed mohair deep-V pullovers, and vests.
The collection also includes evening looks featuring black wool twill jackets and pleat-front tapered pants paired with Chantilly lace wrap tunics and sumptuous washed lambswool knitwear. Faux-fur artisans Ecopel were used to tell this season’s story using only deadstock. The collection aims to create conversations between generations and genders that may not have been possible before.