Craig shares details of the brand new Rockers Delight collection from designer and artist David Little, and models the range
Every now and then a designer comes along who challenges the status Quo, tests the boundaries and simply does what he loves. Meet Dave Little; artist, entrepreneur and all round good guy. I had the pleasure of meeting Dave at his home in London for an exclusive look at his first collection under the Rockers Delight label.
With over 30 years of design experience under his Rockers Delight skull belt, Dave has worked with some incredible brands. He is well known for his amazing record sleeves and posters that he created for the likes of Paul Oakenfield, William Orbit, Bomb The Bass and S-Express to name just a few.
Some of his work can even be found in the V&A Museum, as well as displays in Berlin, Paris and Rome. So if that isn’t recognition that he is is one of the UK’s leading lights in design, I don’t know what is!
It’s clear from looking at the Rockers Delight collection that Dave is a fan of work wear. With heavy denim, in the form of a three piece suit, pin striped work shirts and a heavy cotton utility shirt, he has nailed this trend.
Denim aside, I am in love with the Rockers Delight indigo blue ‘Café’ leather jacket. Made to order from top quality sheep nappa, the back is emblazoned with the Rockers Delight name. Inside you’ll find the skull logo printed onto the 100% premium cotton lining. The jacket is £1,000 and can be ordered right now.
Above I’m wearing the ‘Jayce’ Shore Pea Coat. Priced at £250 it’s directly inspired by the coats worn by European and American sailors, and is made from 100% premium denim cotton. The jacket also features Rockers Delight buttons and a hidden drill pocket.
The trousers are the ‘Tanet’ Braces Work Pants. Made from the same heavy 100% premium cotton, they are inspired by the WW2 dispatch trousers. With a double seat design and curved pockets they are incredibly distinctive. Available online now at £170.
The denim gilet I’m wearing here can be worn with the jacket and trousers for a full Rockers Delight assault, or just as easily worn as a piece in its own right, thanks to its very unique design details.The ‘Griffin’ Denim Gilet is £120 and available online now. With a V neck and two curved front pockets, it also features Rockers Delight buttons which are framed with curved detailing.
My shirt is the Sachi Work Shirt. Available in blue stripe cotton or plain royal blue high quality cotton drill, it will be available online very soon. Priced at 120 it has a uniquely shaped breast pocket and a tailored design.
This look also incorporates the iconic Rockers Delight ‘Marvin’ skull buckle belt. At £70 it is cast in solid metal and 100% leather.
Now, if you’re a guy who likes to stand out and make a statement, you need to take a look at the 44 Dot Camo suit! Sold as a suit or separately it consists of the ‘Julius’ jacket at £400 and the ‘Truman’ trousers at £250. In a tailored fit, the jacket and trousers are made from an American reproduction of the infamous 44 DOT camouflage.
The trousers feature the same double seat design as the work pants, but are a slim fit. They are made to order and can can be purchased online right now. The jacket is quarter lined and features front flap pockets and a single vent.
A favourite item in the collection, is the ‘Ruben’ skull print sweatshirt. Available in India ink or mid heather grey, the sweatshirt is available online now at £70. Featuring the signature Rockers Delight skull, it is made from organic cotton with a touch of polyester.
It was a huge pleasure to meet Dave and to see the collection. I am truly honoured to be able to see the pieces before they have been fully made public. If you want to see the collection first hand, the Rockers Delight team are planning a pop up shop in London very soon, so look out for that date which I’ll share when I know more.
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This post was sponsored by Rockers Delight but all thoughts, comments, words and observations are my own.