Dylan Joel is a Scottish independent designer based in London. In 2015 he moved to London to study BA Fashion Design Womenswear at London College of Fashion and graduated in 2018. During his course, he was selected as one of the winners of the H&MxLCF Sustainability project and had his work shown in the H&M Oxford Street store.
Dylan Joel aesthetic is androgynous and involves elements of womenswear and menswear which creates a wide variety of silhouettes. From tailored suits to dresses to accessories his garments are often inspired by segments of queer and pop culture throughout history.
His graduate collection "Can't see straight" was inspired by his Scottish heritage and gay nightlife in 1980 New York. Resulting in a blend of bright and bold colours, experimenting with textures and contrasting silhouettes informed by traditional Scottish draping and the iconic double-breasted jackets of the eighties. His collection reflects the spirit of androgyny, inherent to the 1980s.
Dylan Joel has gained experience working with Coast in 2015, at Gareth Pugh 2017 for his A/W17 collection and David Koma in 2018 for his S/S19 collection.