Patrick’s career in fashion has seen him revitalise Savile Row tailor Norton & Sons, revive luxury menswear brand E. Tautz, and launch Hammond & Co. in partnership with Debenhams, the most successful designer collaboration in the department store’s history. In 2016 he launched social enterprise Community Clothing, which has a simple goal; to sell great quality affordable clothing, and by doing so create great jobs and help restore economic prosperity in some of the UK’s most deprived areas.
He has collaborated with and consulted for many fashion brands including Christopher Kane, Christian Louboutin, The Kooples, Rag & Bone, John Lobb, Barbour and Cartier. He won Menswear Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards in 2010.
Patrick is a media commentator on sustainability and manufacturing and is best known as a judge on the hit BBC2 series The Great British Sewing Bee, now in its 8th series.
In 2013 Patrick was made Honorary Professor at Glasgow Caledonian University’s School of Business and Society, in 2016 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, in 2017 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Heriot Watt University’s School of Textiles and Design, and in 2018 he was named Co-Chair of HRH The Prince of Wales’s educational charity ‘Future Textiles’. In the same year he gave a TED Talk about Community Clothing.
Throughout 2020 Patrick was heavily involved in Britain’s response to the COVID 19 pandemic. Production at his Cookson & Clegg factory switched to protective wear for NHS and other healthcare workers, and he has launched and led the highly successful Big Community Sew campaign.