Today Ben Copperwheat launches his brand and first collection of extraordinary prints for clothing and interiors. Alongside his prints, Ben will also be working on fine art pieces, collaborations and specially commissioned projects.
Coinciding with the launch, Ben Copperwheat is holding an exclusive product sale on Sunday May 19, 12–6pm, at Lady Fag’s Pop Souk event (www.popsouk.com, Standard Hotel, Meatpacking District, NYC).
In 2009 Ben established the radical menswear label Copperwheat with cousin and tailor Lee Copperwheat. Copperwheat quickly generated excitement with its unusual combination of Ben’s distinctive print designs – all of which were handprinted – and Lee’s sharp tailoring.
Copperwheat produced five collections. The last – SMASH IT UP! – was launched in September 2011 with a heady and vibrant presentation at SoHo’s Capellini showroom.
In 2001 Ben graduated from the Royal College of Art, London, with a Masters Degree in Printed Textiles. Ben’s fine art and printed textile background means he works with multiple media – drawing, photography, collage and silkscreen printing.
Ben moved to NYC in 2003 and since then has produced exciting print collections for a wide range of designers including: Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Peter Som, Edun, Pret A Surf, Victorinox Swiss Army, Peter Som, Stephen Burrows and Daryl K.
For more information, look out for the forthcoming Ben Copperwheat website at www.bencopperwheat.com