They are both originally from Murcia, a Spanish Mediterranean city, and neither of them is older than 25. David and Daniel are, like many other young designers, a creative tandem who fight against wind and tide to create this brand which is essentially their life project. Their previous approach to the industry, under the name of DMW Brand, has helped them connect with a market that requires functional proposals that also keep unique and recognisable aesthetic codes. “Our brand was born as a mix of two different cultures, Spanish and British, represented through the colours, forms and fabrics we use to develop our pieces,” they explain about their ready-to-wear brand, where urban meets the sophistication of the silhouettes and a perfectly executed minimalism.
“We both design and exchange ideas together and that might be the only time the situation can get a little bit tense since we don’t always share the same notions,” they comment on the creative process and the distribution of tasks. While Daniel, who completed a Master's degree in Fashion and Design, is more on top of all the business side of the brand, David, trained in sewing and pattern making, is in charge of the relationships and the image of the brand: “We both know our roles in the brand, which makes things easier since we trust each other's work.”
It is precisely that natural trust that they have that allows them to ask themselves questions and seek answers in their collections, as they have done in their latest proposal, Pain and Passion, which they refer to as “the beginning of a new chapter in the brand.” “We’ve been working these last years on trying to respond who is Warburton?,” they state in a capital question that should be made in every brand, as they try to define their most representative colours, shapes, inspirations and visuals.
In their creative universe, fashion joins forces with interior design, always preserving the aura of mystery that makes their project recognisable. And this platform, materialised today in garments and accessories, could end up evolving to a new concept that encompasses more disciplines. “We don’t close our doors to express our ideas in another form of design in the future.” For now, Warburton, which they define as “a mysterious, experimental and subversive fashion brand”, immerses itself in Italian crochet and the informal but care for detail aesthetic, exemplified in what they consider their star garment, the bomber jacket, where they have included water repellent nylon. Among their next goals is to present on a catwalk, but for now, they are already immersed in their next collections. “We are now working on our next collection dropping next winter, but before that, we have one jewellery drop and one summer capsule collection too.”