It's been a long time since my last blog post. Since then I have graduated from the Royal College of Art, worked for Missoni in Italy and made the monumental decision to start my own label.
During my studies, like most of my peers, I was always determined that I would be sensible, work hard and land my dream job after graduating. It turned out that I did land the job that I always thought I wanted, and it was amazing - but I began to have this nagging feeling that it wasn't me. So in January I returned to my family home to set up my own label.
This year I've had times where I've been run off my feet with freelance work, and times when I wonder what on earth I'm doing. But regardless of those scary moments this past year I've been so happy, so fulfilled and so empowered. Most of the time I'm winging it, but I don't wing the same thing twice. I've learnt so much this year and done things I've never thought I'd be able to do.
I made the decision a few months ago to apply to Fashion Scout to exhibit a collection at London Fashion Week. I was offered an exhibition space and so I began working on my first collection as a graduate (and a grown up!).