Photo: © Bob Carlos Clarke
From 1975 to 1980 he trained as a theatrical
Costumier and make-up artist working for the likes of Kate Bush
on the lion costume for the album Lion Hart
and with Ken Loach as assistant make up artist on the film Black Jack.
He established Daniel James Designs in 1983
after he and his night club business partner David Claridge
opend the original Skin Two' night club in soho London.
He quickly realized there was a market for couture rubberwear and with features
in Vogue' Elle' & The Times
he rapidly emerged as the leading designer and manufacturer
of haute-couture rubberwear.
Through his extensive experience of this unique material Daniel James has perfected
manufacturing techniques unprecedented in quality. For the first time he successfully
combined the traditional restraints of fetishism with the aesthetic elements of classic
At Daniel James' Kensington shop his clients ranged from the very private collector to
international celebrities including Cher, Lauren Hutton, Zandra Rhodes.
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was born in London in 1959