British designer Ben Stephen Ford is a conceptual creative pattern cutter, having worked in both London and Paris.
Ben’s graduate collection CHAOTIC MINDS is inspired by those who have the compulsive need to ‘fix it’ or ‘put it straight’. The idea is best described as a crooked frame on a wall, some would see it and have the desire and need to put it right, while others wouldn’t. Ben uses the nature of the perfectionist as the creative drive.
Structure, drape, mixed weight materials and complex pattern cutting techniques form the collection. Telling the story of the struggle, the feeling that something is ‘not quite right’ and letting go.
Graduating from London College of Fashion with a BA in Fashion Pattern Cutting, Ben is now looking to expand his profile before launching his brand built from pattern cutters and creative minds alike. A company fully focused on the story they are telling through the cut of the garments.