Leaders in Residence

Frederick Edmondson
Founder and Managing Director, LYPH

Frederick Edmondson

Frederick Edmondson is the founder and managing director of LYPH. LYPH is an avant-garde clothing company creating men’s and women’s clothing for the culture and context of now - whilst respect for the past is important, re-creating the past is not. Representing a balance between modern aesthetics and innovative function, UK brand LYPH offers an interchanging look for both genders. Fred started of his career in London working for companies such a Paul Smith and All Saints. He then moved to Amsterdam to head up the outerwear department for Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein as design manager. He started to create the LYPH brand two years ago and has had quick success with it in a short period of time. LYPH won the 2018 converted ASOS discovery prize and had been accepted into major showrooms within Milan and Paris showing seasonal collections. The company is sold globally with retail shops in London, New York and Tokyo. Fred remains based in the North with a showroom and office space in Manchester. He says: 'I find I am working at my best when I’m based up North.’.