John Alexander Skelton is a London-based designer. His collections are based on his research into English heritage and folklore, and the traditions of textiles and manufacturing industries. Working closely with weavers and mills across England, Skelton creates handcrafted silhouettes that draw reference from 19th-century menswear such as frock coats and high-waisted trousers. Treatments like hand-dying, hand washing and patching are recurrent features in his collections, lending a romanticism and visible history to his work. John was Sarabande scholar at Central Saint Martins, picked by Giles Deacon for the MA scholarship. He was a L’Oreal prize winner for the 2016 graduate show and was in-residence at Sarabande Studios for just over two years.