Established in 1988 by Patrick Whitaker and Keir Malem, Whitaker&Malem developed a technique for the sculpting and leather covering of torsos and bodies in the 1990s. Having produced a collection of sculptural leather garments, the duo went on to create pieces for Alexander McQueen and Hussein Chalayan. They have worked closely with the artist Allen Jones for over 20 years to create leather-covered sculpture.
Whitaker&Malem have worked extensively in the film industry for over 15 years, creating principal costumes for films including Maleficent, 300: Rise of an Empire, Die Another Day, Eragon, Wonder Woman and The Dark Knight. Based on Patrick and Keir’s accumulated experience in art, fashion, and film, their more recent works explore sexuality, the sexed body, and gender identity.Whitaker&Malem