Degree and university: London College of Fashion, First Class BA (hons) Fashion Design Technology, Womenswear
Job title: Womenswear Designer
What do you actually do?
After working with Gareth Pugh for one season, I have set up my own label and am about to start selling to boutiques in London as well as working on my Spring / Summer 2009 Collection to show in September at London Fashion Week. I also work on various freelance projects with a wide variety of clients such as Ford, for whom I created a dress for a press campaign. I have also worked on a project called Shared Talent at South African Fashion Week which was a collaborative project working with crafters from Soweto and Hillbrow (Johannesburg). I am also one half of the design team for an ethical street wear brand for women.
Were you always interested in fashion as a career?
I have always known I wanted to be a fashion designer since the age of five, when I screamed down an entire supermarket and refused to leave until my mother bought me a copy of Vogue.
Would you undertake further study?
I would very much like to do the new MA course at London College of Fashion that focuses on sustainable design. As a designer I want to create consciously and whilst global warming may seem scary , it is also a huge opportunity for designers to create a future where all products are made sustainably and ethically.
What do you most like about what you do and are there any downsides?
I like everything about being a designer and I’m doing exactly what I have always wanted to do. If it isn’t hard work, it’s usually not worth doing.