In 2019, I set out on a mission, to discover and progress stories of age old textiles passed down through families and cultures from across the world.
Since day one, I have been committed to sustainability through recycling textiles, and acting as the conduit of histories and narratives passed through me.
Fashion is often used to express and uplift personal identity. Like a coat of armor that makes you feel invincible. Dislike clothes valued for solely aesthetic character, Stan's armor substantiates meaning beneath the surface of material.
Each lost, dusty, aged textile that I excavate embodies a unique history; one that someone, long ago, was very proud of. A hand-made quilt made by great-grandmother for her great-granddaughters' wedding. A Japanese peasant farm worker that mended his harvest sacks for decades because he valued utility over loss.
I’ve stayed true to my beliefs to never compromise on the pillars I set forth, being patient when presented with opportunities of manufacturing and scaling, to never chase profits. Rather, to plant the roots of continuing on stories through fashion, with integrity. To translate something forgotten into a new form that can be appreciated today.
It feels great to be proud of what you wear. It feels even better to be a part of sharing beautiful stories of the past. That is my goal, and I hope you join me on this journey.
STAN in the MET
The Costume Institute’s In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, launches a two-part exploration of fashion in the United States in the Anna Wintour Costume Center. It establishes a modern vocabulary of American fashion based on its expressive qualities.
See STAN At The MET - NYC Fifth Avenue
9/18, 2021 – 9/5, 2022
The Stan Surf Couturier opens at Platform in Culver City, Los Angeles
Detwiler has expanded his explorations of vintage textiles beyond heirloom quilts
Want to Be the Next Big Thing in Fashion? Nah. Newcomers like 23-year-old Mr. Detwiler appeared as if out of nowhere. His first-ever Stan collection looked as polished as the work of more seasoned designers.
San Diego Native Tristan Detwiler Garners Praise in NY Fashion Week Showcase
Stan Designer Opens First Retail Space in L.A.
Detwiler cited the sand and beaches of his San Diego hometown as inspiration for STAN