From rugby in Australia to a growing high-end fashion brand based out of Los Angeles, Daniel Patrick’s road has definitely been the one less traveled.
Every journey begins somewhere. In 2006, Daniel took a risk and left sports behind for a career in fashion. “Once you have the decision, everything else kind of falls into place. You just keep going for the goal.” Applying the same mindset as he did to sports, Daniel was all in. “Never stop looking for that one percent improvement. The little details [are] what drive me.”
Initially it was a struggle getting into the business. Daniel interned everywhere he could, eventually landing a job in retail, and later, a fashion warehouse. All that time he was learning, soaking in all the knowledge and experience he could. Finally, in 2011, he founded Daniel Patrick Inc.
Influenced by music, sports, and athletes he loved growing up, he now designs high-end streetwear with an athletic spin. “I’m excited to get up in the morning and get things done. If you find that thing that you’re excited to get up Monday morning and go do, you’re doing the right thing.”
As the business continues to grow, Daniel seeks what most people do when working their passion job – longevity. “I spent my twenties working toward this moment…it may not have looked pretty then, but it’s paying off now. You can learn from anybody who’s successful, and you should never stop learning, improving, or moving forward. Never sit at one level, because there’s either up or down.”