Vita’s Blog: Olympics and ‘relaxation’ time

Vita’s Blog: Olympics and ‘relaxation’ time

Time ticks on and as I start to tick more and more tasks off the massive white list on my pin-board, and more and more garments are finished and hung on the rail, there is a palpable excitement as the collection comes together – you can see the transformation on the rail and it’s exciting [...]

Vita’s Blog: Halfway through and on-track

Vita’s Blog: Halfway through and on-track

I can’t believe we’re half way through. It feels like time has sped past and each day that finishes, we’re one step closer. The schedules on my ‘scheduling corner’ (RIGHT) are filling up with red dots – finished patterns, toiles, and final samples. I feel on-track although there is still a mountain of things to [...]

Vita’s Blog: Mentoring Month

Vita’s Blog: Mentoring Month

We’ve recently finished two weeks of business mentoring at Burberry, an experience I’ll take forward as such a privilege and honour. It’s truly been amazing. Shadowing each department and observing how they all interact with such open transparency, in such an organic process, has been fascinating and a real pleasure. It’s been a real insight [...]

Vita’s Blog: In The Beginning…

Vita’s Blog: In The Beginning…

I almost didn’t apply for Fashion Fringe, but thankfully I pushed through and really went for it – and what an experience this has been! I couldn’t be happier about the way it’s all gone so far. The application process, intense and soul-searching, had me asking really important questions about how I see myself as [...]