Dean Bright’s purple velvet menswear collection at St Martins School of Art attracted the attention of international press and buyers. Throughout the 80s he sold limited edition collections to exclusive boutiques in London, New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo. His hand embroidered, exotic and flamboyant designs were bought and commissioned by music icons such as David Bowie, Boy George, Grace Jones, Pete Burns, Holly Johnson and more. Dean also worked as a stylist on many music videos.
He worked as design assistant, production manager and pattern cutter for Liza Bruce on her swimwear and clothing range, producing runway and trunk shows in London and New York . He also produced a capsule collection for Browns of London under their own label. His film work includes the film Hackers and 101 Dalmatians starring Glenn Close. Dean has designed stage costumes and styled videos for electro pop band Erasure and is currently working on their 2014 tour.
Since 2011 Dean has been creative director and contributor to Beige Magazine and continues to design exclusive costumes and clothes for performance artists, individualists, private clients, film and theatre.