Ben Chapman: Autodidact Chef & Restaurateur

Birmingham native Ben Chapman opened his first restaurant, Soho’s Smoking Goat, in 2014 without any history in food work whatsoever. He relocated to London a little over a decade ago to study History of Art. Though he didn’t graduate, the young entrepreneur opened an art gallery, promoting the work of emerging talents, including a pre-White…

Investigating Alessandro Michele’s Love Affair With Britain

Alessandro Michele was appointed as Gucci’s creative director back in January 2015. With the backing of Marco Bizzarri, the label’s CEO and president, Michele has brought his distinctive sense of eclecticism to the Italian fashion house. Born in Rome, the designer developed an acute appreciation of aesthetics, influenced by his mother’s interest in cinema and his…

Clare Waight Keller: Artistic Director of Givenchy

The recently appointed Givenchy Artistic Director, Clare Waight Keller, has had a keen interest in making from a young age, taught to knit by her mother as a child. She went on to study at Ravensbourne College of Art, where she graduated with a BA in fashion, before completing her MA in Knitwear at The Royal College…

Mica Levi: Singer-Songwriter, Composer & Producer

One of the most original and critically acclaimed artists working today, Mica Levi has proven herself to be a powerful voice within contemporary music in Britain and internationally. Creating music under the stage name Micachu, with her band The Shapes, Levi has already penned three studio albums, and as Mica Levi she co-wrote and producer Tirzah’s…

Mandi Lennard: A Hidden Force In Fashion

Buying clothes, contributing to fashion magazines and organising Ken’s birthday party: it might sound like a fantasy job spec but this is a real career. Mandi Lennard is one of the most diverse and experienced figures working within British fashion today, yet it’s quite likely you might not have heard of her. She operates behind…

James Massiah: Poet & Musician

Hailing from south London, James Massiah is a poet and musician. His work broadly explores themes of mortality, sex and religion. The London-native has given readings of his poetry at the Tate Modern, the Southbank Centre and the Houses of Parliament, and has received commissions to produce work for eminent platforms such as the BBC…

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