Wednesday 18 October 2017

Irish designers on Digby Morton

Irish designers on digby morton

Heidi Higgins

With the War and the restrictions on the use of fabrics I think his true talent was shown as he still managed to create his own style at this time.

Famous for beautifully cut feminine styles, Digby Morton approached the design process with simple clean style lines, cleverly placed, without over styling with too many trims.

Courturier Richard Lewis

What stood out for me was Digby's utility clothing, which he designed for the British Government during the Second World War.

His pieces were simple, almost minamilistic for the period and his use of tweed impressed me.

In the the 1930s and 1940s, designers in Britain had a terrible time, always being asked to copy the french because Paris was considered to be 'the place', but fair play to him, he worked through that and developed his own 'voice'.

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