CHELSEA BOYS: Design Butler

Chelsea Boys is a new series on the blog where we handpick and profile a creative 'boy' that we admire and who fulfils the Chelsea Bravo aesthetic and culture uniquely.

Our first Chelsea Boy is Graphic Designer Design Butler, who we were delighted to meet for the first time at London Collections: Men in June. He has captivated us with his use of line, precision and attention to detail in his illustrative work over the past two years that we've been following him on Instagram. His portraits of women and the female form is translated through pen with a admirable sense of delicacy and appreciation for the female body, continuously feeding us with an array of striking and mesmerising photographic-like images.

We asked Design Butler to illustrate our key pieces from the WABI collection in his own way, using light washes of colour. We also captured him at Tap Coffee on Tottenham Court Road and enjoyed the best Flat White and Mocha you'll probably experience in London! Here Butler wears our Monk Applique Jacket and Shirt from the WABI collection. 

We hope you enjoy getting to know a little more about the guy behind Design Butler in this feature and look out for more #ChelseaBoys coming up in the New Year.



CB: How did the name 'Design Butler' come about?

DB: The name Design Butler was inspired by the Dark Knight Triology, I realised I wanted to be what Alfred was to Bruce Wayne but in the design perspective, a servant of design of some sort - serving good design.

CB: What is your favourite medium to work with?

DB: My 0.05 fine liner pen by UniPin never disappoints.


CB: What’s your favourite part of the female body and why?

DB: I have never thought about this, I think picking out a particular part would be objectifying no? I definitely do have respect for the female form as whole.

CB: What are you listening to right now?

DB: Bryson Tiller - Trapsoul


Design Butler wears the  Monk Applique Wool Jacket  from our WABI collection

Design Butler wears the Monk Applique Wool Jacket from our WABI collection

CB: One unforgettable moment of 2015?

DB: When I had my first exhibition during the summer, I was really proud of that.

Illustrations by Design Butler for Chelsea Bravo

Photography by Elyse Kennedy

With thanks to Tap Coffee Shop


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