He started out selling second-hand clothes and became an eminent English fashion designer. Now Wayne Hemingway, co-founder of Red or Dead has been selected as the designer for the Dreamland restoration project. Sarah Saunders reports on what might be in store for Margate.
The founder of the Red or Dead fashion label has been given the task of revamping the Dreamland site in Margate. The disused funfair is due for a £10m makeover to be turned into a heritage park. Mr Hemingway, his wife Geraldine, and their team will create the overall design and branding.
Mr Hemingway said: "Having visited Margate over the past few months and seen the grassroots creative revolution that is taking place we are thrilled, nay cock a hoop at the potential of the place and can’t wait to get stuck in."