Benjamin Bertram believes that no matter who you are, or where you come from, the clothes we choose to wear are own personal statement and a representation of who we are at a particular moment in time; evolving and changing as in life, we do the same.
Benjamin Bertram is a London based directional design label, launching in 2012 after the designer graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a First Class BA Hons Degree in Fashion Design. His Graduate collection won the Fashion design category of the arts event ‘Brightest Spark’ awarded by Rita Britton; known for her discovery of Burberry CEO Christoper Baily. Benjamin Bertram subsequently showcased his winning work as part of the ‘Brightest Spark’ Installation exhibition.
After undergoing work placements with fashion editorial magazines and London designer J.W Anderson Benjamin proceeded to establish a label in his own right. In 2013 he was a winner of the ‘Who’s Next Paris’ competition in conjunction with Not Just A Label, where he presented a re-edited version of his collection Suburban Boys, subsequently joining the Not Just A Label online store with immediate success.
Currently working on his third collection, Benjamin Bertram has stuck to the belief that designers work should only be released when ready, and not designing for the sake of design. His work in conceptually based, with full exploration of research that is represented through various medias as well clothing.
This form of design has seen collaborations with the likes of wardrobe creatives Kurt and Bart, on commissioned pieces for the Hunger Games, Mockingjay films as well as requests from Kanye West and Jayden Smith.
Benjamin Bertram has received press attention from several UK and International fashion press publications such as WeAr, Collezioni Sport & Street, Sid Magazine, Kaltblut, Fucking Young, Notion, Rough Magazine, Boys By Girls and Client Magazine to name a few.