DESIGNER NAME: David Mason
BACKGROUND: David originally studied chemistry at university in his hometown of Manchester with a view to a career in nuclear energy. He then swapped fission for fashion and entered the explosive world of bespoke tailoring by working alongside Edward Sexton (Tommy Nutter’s original partner).
SIGNATURES: “The tailoring has a strong silhouette which employs the trademark Nutters features of gargantuan lapels, roped shoulders and wide legged trousers, but the fabrication is soft and unstructured, using jersey-knit fabrics for blazers and shirts (as a nod to Peter Werth’s background as a knitwear manufacturer). Conversely, the knitwear pays homage to Savile Row by incorporating over scaled Prince of Wales, houndstooth and windowpane check designs.”
THE COLLECTION: “This is our debut collaborative collection and it was initiated by the wardrobe design and production work undertaken independently by Nutters and Peter Werth for the upcoming feature film, ‘Northern Soul’, which is set in 1975, (Nutters heyday and the year Peter Werth was established). The film was the inspiration for us to work together on a collection that reflects the heritage of both of our brands whilst embracing the spirit and attitude of life after dark in the 1970s. It is ‘Studio 54 meets Wigan Casino’.”