Alice at the Condé Nast College

Earlier this week Alice accepted an invitation from the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design’s Principal, Susie Forbes, to speak to students about the experience of building a global brand. In the heart of bustling Soho, the college offers students cutting edge resources and unique access to the knowledge and experience of industry leaders. Having recently celebrated its first birthday the college offers a ten week Vogue Fashion Certificate and is looking forward to seeing the first entrants to the yearlong Vogue Fashion Foundation Certificate graduate.

In conversation with Principal Susie Forbes, Alice spoke about being an ‘extremely naughty child’ in Somerset who channelled this mischievous energy into making things and how this developed to making the clothes that would support her through her time at Central St Martin’s and the Royal College of Art. Speaking about the creation of her own brand, Alice commented on the power of the digital space in sharing the Temperley London story.

The talk concluded with a Q&A session students who asked questions on a range of topics from being an archetypal ‘British Designer’ and how to build a label from the ground.  Alice shared that ‘Little Miss England’ was a name given to her during a New York placement and that she was ‘so unbelievable innocent, just making  clothes’ when she started her business and considers this innocence to be something customers and press responded to.

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