A YOUNG stylist who studied at Priestley College is making a name for himself in the world of fashion.
Daniel Brown was contacted by bloggers in New York and Paris after a photoshoot he styled appeared on the front cover of international magazine 62nd Floor.
“It was my first front cover and generated international interest,” said Daniel, from Runcorn.
“It’s so important at my age to build contacts within the industry and I really feel I am starting to do that now.”
Daniel studied media, fine art, business and graphic design at Priestley, finishing with As and Bs in all his subjects.
While studying his A Levels he also completed a month-long internship at the world famous fashion house Alexander McQueen after impressing them with a strong portfolio generated from work he had produced at college.
His project showed how he would promote London Fashion Week – including print experiments developed from pattern and shape – proving he had what it takes to make it in the business.
“They looked at my portfolio, shook my hand and said they’d see me in January,” said Daniel, 20. “It was an amazing opportunity to learn from people in fashion that I found incredibly inspirational.
“The experience was a foundation from which I was able to develop and take inspiration. Having completed the internship I knew then that styling was something I was very keen on pursuing.”
He has since gone on to style a number of editorials and campaigns working with photographers such as Adam Peter-Hicks and assisting stylist and fashion editor of Fantastic Man magazine Julian Ganio.
His latest shoot will be for Client magazine, a British menswear publication that describes itself as ‘unconventional’.
Along with photographer Joseph Sinclair, Daniel will be responsible for sourcing the clothes from designers and casting the models.
“As a stylist it’s important to go for as many looks as possible that are relevant to the brief and I enjoy telling a story with clothes,” he said.
Daniel is also currently working with friends and stars of Desperate Scousewives, Amanda Harrington, Debbie O’Toole and Gill O’Toole, who founded Scouse Boutique in 2012. They hope to collaborate and pursue projects promoting the boutique including photoshoots and event launches.
As well as working on demand, Daniel is completing a fashion degree at Middlesex University and hopes to complete a Masters Degree in New York.
For now, though, he is based in London – the men’s fashion capital of the world – with aspirations of one day becoming a fashion editor himself.
“Right now I am working seven days a week, but I love what I do,” he said. “I really enjoy putting my name to something that I am proud of and, for me, the best thing is seeing your work in print and on the magazine shelves.”