We both share quite similar backgrounds, though from completely different ends of the United Kingdom – both growing up in tiny villages with little access to the world of fashion. B was born in Newburgh, a tiny village on the banks of the river Tay in east Scotland. A town that was dominated by a Courtaulds factory, producing linen and floor-coverings where most people of the town were employed. Carl comes from a small village in the Cambridgeshire fenland countryside, and during his early years, he would learn to draw with his mother, who remains a keen amateur painter.
Through this, he developed a love for art and sculpture, which naturally progressed into fashion over time. We’ve both been surrounded by creative families who have a ‘make do and mend’ mentality, allowing us to explore our creative potential from an early age. Saying that, we both left our hometowns for university at the first chance we could to pursue our respective careers in the fashion industry. We do believe that the similarities in our upbringing, both familial and circumstantial, remain key to our ongoing partnership and shared darker-than-usual aesthetic.