We also noticed you enjoy illustration and writing alongside designing can you tell us a little about this?
I started to write and illustrate little stories to inspire my collections when I was at St Martins and carried on from there really.
At the RCA there were lots of visting lecturers brought in from the fashion industry (designers like Betty Jackson and Erdem and journalists like Colin McDowll). Some of the journalists liked my work and asked to see more. When I showed them they noticed my illustrations and enjoyed the stories that went with them, so they asked me to contribute to various mags.
Often when I interview people I do it through one of my characters like the fictional fabric fashion mouse Maude (Editor-in-Chief of MAUDEZINE 'the future fashion bible') and her fictional fabric editorial team at MAUDEZINE - that includes Gin addled Dois and Mildred (who sees people as dresses).
Tell us a little bit about your latest collection? Where did your main inspiration come from?
Each season I create an illustrated story (or animation) to inspire my collection. The theme, colours, prints and shapes are all taken from the story.
Are your pieces available to buy? If so where can I get them?
They’re available in a variety of stores around the world including: Cricket (Liverpool), ANNA (Kings road, London), Susan (USA), Visit For (Japan), Kniq (Hong Kong), Valleydez (Dubai)…. And online at, youngbritishdesigners.com