Fashion Theory: Studying the how and why

This time last year, I sat down with a bunch of strangers who were all about to embark on a similar journey to me. All with different backgrounds, we had a common goal. Whether we'd studied literature, history, business or design; were working as designers, trend analysts or university administrators; had an interest in sustainability,... Continue Reading →

Time to learn something new?

As summer draws to a close, many of us decide to take up a new hobby or learn a new skill. Whether it's because we want to distract ourselves from the slowly darkening evenings or simply a response to an ingrained feeling that August/September is 'Back to School' time, the desire to try something new... Continue Reading →

History and Culture of Fashion

It's been a long time since I was last in full-time education. In 1997, I graduated from UMIST (now merged with the University of Manchester) with a BSc in Textile Design and Design Management, but still had a desire to learn more. I just wasn't completely sure what it was I wanted to learn. Since... Continue Reading →

Making photographs

When I was about 12, I had a cheap red camera for taking snapshots of my friends and family. In the early 1990s I got myself a compact black Olympus Mju II that took amazingly sharp shots as long as you weren't drunk and too close. At university I was the snapshot queen and my... Continue Reading →

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