Paul Compitus is a British fashion designer who has worked for many famous design houses. He has mentored and taught many young designers in both the UK and the United States. He studied at Kingston University in England where he received a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design in 1988. He then lived in Japan for two years where he became the first non-Japanese designer to work for the Japanese fashion house Matsuda in 1988-1989. Compitus has designed for major brands such as Ecko Unltd., Matsuda, Rugby by Ralph Lauren, Charivari, Nautica, and Rocawear.