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1990s Designer Brand For Design Sake Logo on Pavement
Frances Dove and Denis Murphy 
Designers /Artists

Denis Murphy and Frances Dove met when they were students at Chelsea School of Art, Frances Studied Fine Art and Denis “Fashion & Textiles at Central Saint Martins”. The new partnership in Fashion/Art began in 1997 when they set up the vintage London Label ‘FDS’ (For Design Sake). Customising original “old School” vintage T-shirts. (Nike, Puma, Disney, Adidas) with spontaneous over-printing using foil tape stripes, splattered paint, scribbles, and rubberised inks. Selling to stores in the UK and around the world. Using their silkscreen-deconstructed techniques, collaborations with Nike and Dr Martens followed.


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 Design Sake in 1997 40 Degrees  show in London

Oct 2001 - Collaboration with Dr Martens Boots in an Exhibition at Truman Brewery with designers Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood, John Richmond, etc…

 For Design Sake in Dr Martens book The Story of An Icon
Frances Dove and Denis Murphy design Road Runner Dr Martens as a collaboration at the TRuman Brewery Event launched by Dr Martens

Nov 2001- Collaboration with Nike, Exhibited limited edition vintage printed garments alongside special edition Nike trainers, at ‘Hideout’ store Soho London. Exclusive one-day event.

Frances Dove and Denis Murphy Collaborate as For Design Sake with Nike . Creating Customized printed Nike T-shirts
Ticket to Private View for Nike Event of Limited Edition Nike T-shirts created by Frances Dove and Denis Murphy
For Design Sake customised printed collection for London Fashion Week , Designers frances Dove and Denis Murphy 2001
For Design Sake Look Book for London Fashion Week 2001-2002
For Design Sake Look Book 2002. Designers Frances Dove and Denis Murphy
Printed deconstructed knitwear by For Design Sake , collection for Selfridges 2001-2002
Press for For Design Sake collections Created by Designers fRances Dove and Denis Murphy 2001-2003
For Design Sake Show Launched by The Face Magazine at The 40 Degrees Show
Fashion Illustrations for For Design Sake Collection by Artist Tasha Law

1997- 2014 Shows – 


London- Fashion Week

Paris  -Tranoi show

Paris- Who's Next

Milan- White Show

Milan- Touch

Japan – Rooms

New york – Rendezvous

Berlin- Premium Show

Copenhagen –Vision

London -40 Degrees

London - Truman Brewery

Exhibitions & Awards

Feb 2019

 Financial Times .'How To Spend It February 2019'- Featured collaboration with fashion designers John Moore, Bernstock Speirs, Richard Torry.


Sep 2018

 Launch John Moore Re-imagined  London Showroom in collaboration with John Moore, Christopher Nemeth, Jamie Reid, Good Things, George Cox, Bernstock Speirs,


Oct 2014 

Featured six Textile Designs in The Fashion Swatch Book, published by Thames & Hudson, along with designers Christopher Kane, Liberty, Paul Smith, Preen, Sonia Rykiel, Hussein Chalayan, Mary Katrantzou


Jul 2013

Textiles Collection / Artworks Exhibition at the Colette store in Paris 



Jul 2013

Collaboration T-shirt designs with the Victoria Albert Museum for the 1980s Exhibition "Club to Catwalk." 


Oct 2005

Shop Window of SS2013 collection at the (Sarah Handelman) Colette Store Paris, during Paris Fashion Week



Mar 2010

Winner of the Fendi Award: Most Innovative Textile Designers Milan 

Feb 2010

Textiles Collections Exhibited at Le Bon Marche with Rick Owens, Gareth Pugh, and Karl Lagerfeld. 

Oct 2009

Winner of Premium Show "Best Newcomer" Textile Designer Award in Berlin

Jun 2007

T-shirt Collaboration with the Victoria & Albert Museum "Surreal Things" Exhibition.



Oct 2005

Commission for Colette Store Paris, Limited Edition Surreal Printed Porcelain Plates for the store restaurant and 




Mar 2003

Collaboration Floral Surreal Textiles with the Liberty Store for Liberty Fabrics London 


October 2002

Featured as 'Next Big Thing' at London Fashion Week


June 2002

Design T-shirt collection for the band U2



Nov 2001

Collaboration with Nike 2001 exhibited limited edition recycled deconstructed vintage printed garments.



Oct 2001

Collaboration with Dr Martins Boots, Exhibition at Truman's Brewery with designers Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood, 

,  etc.

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