Stuart Chapman, a London graduate of Middlesex University, is a British menswear designer currently based in Manchester. 
After gaining sponsorship from 'Mountain Equipment for his graduate collection Stuart was able to fully experiment within the realms of outerwear and protective clothing, using GORE-TEX®, Ventile® and waterproof ripstop as mediums to translate his design work into highly functional and practical attire.
A focus stemmed from a heightened interest in brands such as Stone Island, C.P Company and Vexed Generation.
Originating from the North East of England, home of designers for Barbour, Nigel Cabourn and Berghaus, Stuart continues to draw inspiration from the customs and the heritage associated with this area.
Whilst simultaneously designing for sportswear brand 'Canterbury of New Zealand' Stuart continues to develop his own brand, focusing collections on escapism, rejection and mobility, giving his work a utilitarian feel.
The mix of the above influences, injected with a confident use of colour and innovation in performance detailing, sees the work of StuartChapman taking traditional Menswear staples and reinventing them as highly functional and contemporary Menswear collections.