DESIGN BACKGROUND: In 2002, Philip Start established Start with his wife Brix Smith Start. Based in Shoreditch, Start originally comprised of one store housing mens and womens wear with an emphasis on jeans, by 2004 womenswear had gained it’s own premises across the street.
The latest addition to the Start family came about in 2008 when Philip set up his own men’s formalwear label, Mr Start. Specialising in tailored suiting both off the peg and made to measure, Mr Start occupies it’s own store neighbouring the womenswear Start store and has a representation of shirts and ties in Selfridges.
DESIGN SIGNATURES: “Modern and architectural. Mr Start is the definition of Shoreditch Luxury.”
IDEAL CLIENT: “Someone who’s interesting and not too into themselves.”