FIG: FALL 2018 ARTS & CULTURE
DAVID FERRON – FASHION DESIGNER
David Ferron, a PA-born fashion designer, who creates bespoke fashion out of the historic Unionville Saddle Shop, is first and foremost an artist. As a designer, David draws on the arts to create clothing that is both conceptual and functional.
“I’ve always been heavily influenced by the Chester County art community, particularly the Wyeth family,” says David. “I find inspiration from the color palettes of Andrew and Jamie Wyeth; I love the way they depict the autumn colors of Chadds Ford, and the coastal colors of Maine in the summer.”
David studied at Parsons School of Design in New York City, winning the Designer of the Year Award for Womenswear in 2011. Upon graduation, he worked for designers Bibhu Mohapatra and Tomas Maier before returning to his hometown to design on his own.
At Unionville Saddle, David works one-on-one with clients to create custom pieces for special events and everyday life through a collaborative process from sketch to fit.
“I saw a real need in the local community for this type of product and process,” says David. “Every time I came home from New York my mom and aunts would tell me, ‘You need to design clothes for real women, not just models!’”
Taking his family’s advice to heart, David built his fashion design business around the mantra: “Your body, infinite options.”
David invites you to visit his shop, discuss your wardrobe needs, and collaborate on the perfect custom pieces. From everyday made-to-measure shirts, to special occasion garments, David is bringing elevated form and function to Chester County.