British menswear fashion designer, and founder of streetwear label GEC® LDN, George Clarke is a fast becoming a bona fide force within the world of fashion, with his heavy street culture influence and one of a kind, distinctive designs. Having graduated from Bath Spa University in 2018, with a degree in BA Fashion Design, Clarke has achieved finalist positions with British Fashion Council, Teatum Jones, Levi’s and Lenzing before going on to win the BLUNT™ Design Award at the ID International Emerging Designer Awards 2019 in New Zealand. Aside from this competition, he has been a finalist for the Lenzing Sustainable Denim Design Awards with Orta Denim. In line with both Blunt’s and iD Dunedin Fashion Week’s mission, Clarke’s GEC® Clothing uses sustainable processes through its streetwear – and skate culture-influenced designs.
We caught up with George Clarke for the latest in our ‘My London’ interview series.
Favourite place for brunch:
Tough question, Wetherspoons.
Best coffee in London:
Prefer a glass of wine.
Favourite gallery or museum:
V&A, always visiting this place. Could spend hours here at a time.
Tell us a secret:
I have a trainer addiction, purchasing multiple pairs a month.
Favourite place to shop:
Online, hunt for the deals.
Favourite place to find inspiration:
East London, walking around taking in the street culture and art.
Best London destination for a date:
East end bars and shops, definitely.
London fields in the summer.
Favourite food market:
Camden if I had to choose.
What inspires you?
Everyone around me, the individual styles you see everyday fascinates me.
This season I’m loving:
Greg Lauren, defiantly check out this guys work, he’s amazing