Frank Leder is a fashion designer based in Berlin. While studying at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, Leder contributed as an Art Director and Stylist to magazines such as i-D and Sleazenation and also began to develop his own brand. His garments are rooted in German history, making references from work-wear to traditional men’s tailoring; themes of collections have included the personal histories of his father and grandfather, and subcultures of traditional German society such as protest students, small town fire brigades, and working men. The collections are also produced in Germany and utilize many local German fabrics and textiles such as Deutschleder and Schladminger, which have come to be signature pieces for the Frank Leder design label. From 1999 to 2002 Leder regularly showed at London Fashion Week before moving to Berlin, now presenting his collection at Mens Fashion Week in Paris. In 2001 Leder was awarded the Deutsche Bank Pyramid Award. Frank Leder’s Womenswear Line was launched in 2004, which is created in collaboration with his wife Maki Inagaki. Leder also works and collaborates with German photographer Gregor Hohenberg. In addition to designing mens and womenswear collections, Leder designs limited furniture pieces, design objects and interiors for selected clients. Leder is also a guest lecturer at Universities throughout Germany.
- Davies, Hywel; '100 New Fashion Designers' Laurence King Publishers, Septemer 2008
- Davies, Hywel; 'Modern Menswear' Laurence King Publishers, February 2008