Gareth Wrighton works between a variety of media including knitwear, tailoring, photography and computer modelling, producing work that examines the touch of hand in the digital age. Wrighton takes on the globalisation of garment production, and the sterility of contemporary fashion discourse. His work is strongly associated with a dry sense of humour and an explicit focus on concept and narrative. A dedication to slow fashion and do-it-yourself maker movements manifest in bespoke, one-off pieces that antagonise an industry led by overconsumption. Wrighton graduated from the BA Fashion Communication and Promotion course at Central Saint Martins in 2016 with his final project, an online store called "the Maul," is a dystopian take on luxury e-commerce. Following his graduation, Wrighton embarked on a four month residency in Johannesburg with fellow stylist Ib Kamara and South African photographer Kristin-Lee Moolman. Together, they realised a 22-look collection of fictional characters. ‘Soft Criminal' tells the story of political coups, warring dynasties and feuding families caught in a violent power struggle. In September 2018, the collection and accompanying styling imagery were exhibited at Red Hook Labs in Brooklyn, NY. Wrighton showed his AW19 collection with Fashion East in February 2019. ‘In the Pines: The Ballad of Meredith Hunter,' explored the contradictions within late 20th Century Americana, showcasing his own fanatical obsessions with Pop, Rock and Violence. His SS20 collection ‘I'm Slowly Turning Into You: A Virtual Unreality,' paid tribute to lives spent online, with explicit references to Sex and Simulation. His upcoming AW20 show with Fashion East will conclude what he describes as ‘Three Protests - An American Trilogy.'