Frank Leder ( born September 25, 1974 in Nuremberg , Germany ) is a German Fashion Designer. He studied at London´s Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. All collections have a strong concept, clear vision and integration of German cultural elements, often creating a whole storyline around collections, which work on different levels of perception.
His clothes function on a surface level but also invite you to take a closer look.
The garments are rooted in German history, using references from workwear to traditional mens tailoring, but combining those images with contemporary cuts and unusual, but accessable and interesting ideas, making them essentially modern in their wearability and approach.
Themes of his collections deal with the course of life of his father and grandfather, traditional german societies like fighting students and small town firemen brigades, german workmen people like miners, bakers and butchers, military themes like submarine men or Germanys colonial past.
Frank Leder is working with a variety of those artist friends, who appear regulary as models in his publications.
The slim silhouette lends subtle elegance, the robust Deutschleder* gives it just the right rustic country style.
*Deutschleder is a very robust cotton similar to moleskin but has a smoother surface. Woven with 600g per sq/m, its density can withstand years of heavy use and is practically indestructible.