ESIGNER NAME: Clive Darby
BACKGROUND: Clive hails from Duffield, Belper in the Midlands. He worked with Limeys, Browns, Kilgour and on Savile Row before taking on his role at RAKE.
SIGNATURES: “The RAKE look is captured in the Travel Blazer and Swiss Piquet Shirts.”
TRADEMARK PIECE: “The Travel Mac and 1 show 1 Double Breasted Unstructured Jacket.”
IDEAL CLIENT: “Someone who is open and responsive to suggestions and not scared to take a little risk.”
ON BRITISH MENSWEAR: “The tailoring heritage makes British menswear unique. In the last 5 years, British menswear has had to step up to the mark and realise that charm only goes so far; what is needed is commercial products that sell and are delivered on time.”
THE COLLECTION: “We have a number of different layers going on but a good start would be Gunther Sachs in his Penthouse Apartment in St Moritz meets David Niven’s Pink Panther. From the Cresta Run to Après Ski.”
Image Credit: RAKE