Patrick McDowell

Founder of PATRICK McDOWELL and Sustainability Design Director for PINKO.

Based in London, Patrick started his career studying fashion design at Central Saint Martins. While learning his craft, Patrick worked at Burberry, working under Christopher Bailey before going on to launch his own brand at London Fashion Week in 2018 with discarded Burberry fabrics and Swarovski crystals. In 2019 Patrick was nominated by Anna Wintour for the Stella McCartney today for tomorrow award. In 2020 Patrick became a Graduate Fashion week Global Ambassador while also receiving a British Fashion Award nomination. At the beginning of 2021, he was appointed Sustainability Design Director of the Italian womenswear brand Pinko and continues to work across the fashion industry developing Reimagine collections to reduce fashion’s global impact. Patrick has been featured in global fashion press such as WWD, Vogue , Dazed and the Guardian to name a few and is considered a Leading voice on sustainability speaking on many global platforms most notably at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. 

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