“You really do get out of it what you put in. Most of the time was enjoyable, but it was hard work and I did have the occasional melt down.
“Tutors and technicians have always been supportive and even after graduating they’ve checked in on my progress and offered advice. When I studied the class size was fairly small so I got lots of time and much needed one-on-one attention.
“The other beauty of studying at Brighton is you’re surrounded by the sea and the beautiful Downs so you can always escape and reflect when you need a break. It’s a city full of culture so you’re constantly being inspired by the everyday.
“It certainly toughened me up and prepared me for the business elements of the degree.”
He advised would-be designers: “If you’re aspiring to set up your only label, you really have to become a true polymath – it’s good to get a foundation in all aspects of fashion design, buying, selling and fashion history, as well as keeping up to date with advertising, social media, content production, PR, and graphic design.