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.
Oct 2001 - Collaboration with Dr Martens Boots in an Exhibition at Truman Brewery with designers Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood, John Richmond, etc…
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.
1997- 2014 Shows –
London- Fashion Week
Paris -Tranoi show
Paris- Who's Next
Milan- White Show
Japan – Rooms
New york – Rendezvous
Berlin- Premium Show
London -40 Degrees
London - Truman Brewery
Exhibitions & Awards
Financial Times .'How To Spend It February 2019'- Featured collaboration with fashion designers John Moore, Bernstock Speirs, Richard Torry.
Launch John Moore Re-imagined London Showroom in collaboration with John Moore, Christopher Nemeth, Jamie Reid, Good Things, George Cox, Bernstock Speirs,
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
Textiles Collection / Artworks Exhibition at the Colette store in Paris
Collaboration T-shirt designs with the Victoria Albert Museum for the 1980s Exhibition "Club to Catwalk."
Shop Window of SS2013 collection at the (Sarah Handelman) Colette Store Paris, during Paris Fashion Week
Winner of the Fendi Award: Most Innovative Textile Designers Milan
Textiles Collections Exhibited at Le Bon Marche with Rick Owens, Gareth Pugh, and Karl Lagerfeld.
Winner of Premium Show "Best Newcomer" Textile Designer Award in Berlin
T-shirt Collaboration with the Victoria & Albert Museum "Surreal Things" Exhibition.
Commission for Colette Store Paris, Limited Edition Surreal Printed Porcelain Plates for the store restaurant and
Collaboration Floral Surreal Textiles with the Liberty Store for Liberty Fabrics London
Featured as 'Next Big Thing' at London Fashion Week
Design T-shirt collection for the band U2
Collaboration with Nike 2001 exhibited limited edition recycled deconstructed vintage printed garments.
Collaboration with Dr Martins Boots, Exhibition at Truman's Brewery with designers Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood,