Daniel Patrick, the man behind the nomadic vision, was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. He moved to the U.S. in 2011, founded Daniel Patrick Inc. and launched the knomadik by Daniel Patrick line in early 2012 with his wife, Jenny. Based in Los Angeles, CA, Daniel achieved a childhood dream of his of becoming an American citizen in 2015.
Daniel’s interest in clothing started at the young age of four, when he was fascinated by clothes and became very picky about what he wore. He was also very intrigued by articles of clothing, a particular burgundy paisley tie he had as a child stands out in his mind.
It wasn’t until 2006 that Daniel went into fashion and started on the path to starting his eponymous line after previously following in his father’s footsteps of going down the line to playing professional rugby league. Giving away an opportunity to play rugby professionally in the South of France, he enrolled in fashion school and began working various fashion jobs from retail to warehousing where he picked up different pieces of the fashion game. Channeling the hard work and discipline ingrained in him from his athletic days he was determined to start his own line.
A trip to Los Angeles and New York City in late 2009 was a catalyst for the beginning of his first collection and ultimately putting the wheels in motion for his line that he had previously felt stalled on.
The collections draw a number of inspirations that are true to who Daniel is and this identity becomes more and more poignant from collection to collection. Drawing inspiration from his favorite cities, Los Angeles and New York, his love of hip hop music and desert hikes, while also combining his athletic background with a minimal and militant appeal each collection unfolds. Daniel is continuously creating and tweaking and is known to drop new pieces more frequently than the regular fashion calendar dictates.
Designed and housed in our DTLA headquarters, with attention to detail, each piece in the collection is individually handmade from start to finish using materials sourced in Los Angeles, California.
The company’s move to the new headquarters in January 2016 and the opening of a second retail location on Melrose sets the tone for the expansion to come. with both the Daniel Patrick and knomadik lines being carried in over 50 high end boutiques around the world, the brand continues to grow in its product offerings on the path to becoming a true lifestyle brand; most recently having added women’s, kids and denim collections into the mix.
Campaign: Daniel Patrick @danielpatrick_
Model: Jhanelle Castillo / New York Models & LA models
Photographer: Trever Hoehne @treverhoehne
Grooming: Janelle Faretra @bookjanelle