Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Fashion Flow

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Fashion Flow

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Former city banker Darryl Davison is set to revolutionise Newcastle's fashion scene with the launch of a fresh new menswear boutique.

Francesca Craggs reports.

IF THERE'S one man with a passion for fashion it's Darryl Davison. So passionate in fact that the 26-year-old from Jesmond has swapped a budding career in finance for a job in the world of fashion.

Frustrated by the lack of labels available in Newcastle, Darryl set about freshening up the city's fashion scene by launching a menswear boutique of his very own.

Following months of hard work, and a little help from family and friends, Darryl took a leap of faith and opened Trickle on Grey Street earlier this month. Inspired by the avante garde independent stores of London's Shoreditch and Soho, Trickle's ethos of individuality is reflected in every line stocked with each range selected for its history and story as well as its design style.

In quirky, yet very relaxed, surroundings, you'll find an exciting range of exclusive labels, many of which can only be found in two or three outlets across the whole of the UK.

Darryl said: "I'd lived in London for around six years and absolutely loved the choice of shops down there. In Newcastle however, all the shops are the same, and you can rarely find anything a bit different. One day it just clicked. I decided to hand in my notice at HSBC bank, head back to my home town and open my own shop."

As well as bringing something a bit different to the city's fashion scene, Darryl wanted to give the people of Newcastle more choice.

He said: "People in Newcastle take great pride in their appearance. I grew up waiting streetwear in his only foray outside the capital.

The range by Dusty is by Finnish designer Marjut Uotila and Trickle is one of only two UK stockists to house the brand. Uotila is most well known for her collaboration with Topman at London Fashion Week last month, but her main collection consists of art-orientated wearable pieces.

There's also Cheap Monday, an affordable denim range, as well as 5preview, Illionaire, Bassike, Ksubi, and Chronicles of Never. …

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