Duncan Cheetham British, b. 1975

Overview
Duncan Cheetham is a London-based print designer, textiles expert and colour consultant with over twenty years' experience steering in-house design teams and special projects for international fashion brands. Renowned for his work in the luxury sector, he specialises in imbuing prestige product development with unique artistry - creating original, bespoke artworks for print via a wide range of media including painting, drawing and digital design.
A keen collector of contemporary ceramics, with a long lasting passion for the medium, Duncan began his ceramics practice in early 2018.
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Biography
After training in Fashion and Textile design at University of Central England and receiving an MA in Printed Textiles for Fashion at Royal College of Art (RCA), Duncan became the Senior Print Designer for iconic luxury department store Liberty's eponymous fabric range. Since then, he's helmed the printed textile division for Burberry (straddling the brand's most luxurious Prorsum runway line; Burberry London; ready-to-wear ranges and soft accessories) and spent three years in New York as the Senior Director for Global Print and Pattern at Gap.
 

Since returning to London in 2017, he’s collaborated with brands including Escada, Fiorucci, Johnstons of Elgin, Joseph, MaxMara, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Derek Lam, Oscar de la Renta, Smythson, Camilla Staerk and Uniqlo.

 

Duncan has also provided insights on colour theory and seasonal directions to global trends forecasting business WGSN, and has had work featured in publications including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire, Wallpaper, L’Officiel, Grazia, Elle, Marie Claire and The Times Style magazine.

 

He continues to support emerging talent via partnerships with some of London’s most prestigious art and design colleges ; he’s been as a visiting lecturer at both the RCA and Ravensbourne and an examiner for London College of Fashion.  

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