Ben Cottrell and Matthew Dainty, collectively known as COTTWEILER, founded their brand in 2012, sharing the desire to start a label with longevity that would challenge people to think about what they are wearing.
Having spent 5 years training on Saville Row and then moving on as chief of design at HEAD Sportswear, Ben’s experience has given the brand its technical approach to garment construction and tailoring. Matthew started his career with Kim Jones and has spent several years designing and consulting for various performance sports and lifestyle brands. Ben and Matthew, are concept led designers who respond instinctively to their social environment. Forward thinking design and manufacturing is combined with an aspirational quality to form a relevant menswear label.
In addition to producing seasonal collections stocked worldwide COTTWEILER’s continual involvement with musicians, artists and curators of major exhibitions has seen their work showcased at The Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, the Haus Der Kunst in Munich and Alison Jacques Gallery, London. Collaborators include Fka Twigs, Skepta, Holly Herndon, Daniel Swan and Palmistry.
COTTWEILER is sold at DOVER STREET MARKET - MACHINE A - OPENING CEREMONY - L'ECLAIREUR - ISETAN - BOON THE SHOP - PRINTEMPS - EXCELSIOR - MATCHESFASHION - SSENSE - HARVEY NICHOLS
BFA - British Emerging Talent 2017 – Menswear Finalists Woolmark Prize 2016 = Winners LVMH Prize 2016 = Semi-Finalists BFC NEW GEN MEN Award = Winners SS18, AW17, SS17, AW16, SS16