To start off with, could you tell us a bit about your background?
I am from Brighton originally, on the south coast – I studied my art foundation there, and it was around that time that I was beginning to become interested in fashion. I moved to London and did my BA degree at the London College of Fashion and then I spent a couple of years in Belgium after my degree, where I worked for a big clothing company. I then returned to London and did my MA at the Royal College of Art, from which I graduated about a year and a half ago.
“You quickly realise the ideas that are important to you and find a pure version of what your design identity is.” – Ben Osborn
What was your experience like at the RCA?
It was incredible. Because I had that little period away from education, coming back initially was a bit of a surprise. You know, in that sense that you’re thinking about working on personal projects as opposed to something a bit more industrial. But I felt pretty comfortable quite quickly and the people around me felt quite similar, in terms of how we were thinking about similar ideas. It was a quite intensive period – you will create quite a lot of work in quite a short space of time and it really finetunes your approach to design. You quickly realise the ideas that are important to you and find a pure version of what your design identity is.