Growing up I was always creative and had a love for all things fashion, but life kind of put my fashion plans on the back burner!

My father was my inspiration for doing design. He was a tailor by trade in Jamaica before he came to England in the 1960's. He was a lorry driver during his life in the UK but he still made, uniforms for myself and my siblings including my 4 gore skirts for school, my dance costumes. He made Saville row worthy trousers and boxer shorts, way before they were trendy. Gone but not forgotton. And my Mother is the most amazing lady; her style is timeless and she continues to be my inspiration. My other syblings are just sooo stylish and are great when i need feedback.

Then in 2005 I had a 'lightening moment' where I said to myself that it was now or never! I knew that she wanted to study fashion but also knew that she wanted to study something a little different.

That is why I got my portfolio together and applied to study Contour Fashion Design at De Montfort University in Leicester and you can say the rest is history.

Since 2016 I have designed under the Swimwear/Fashion label 1st Man 1st Woman and have taken great pleasure in following my love of incorporating graphic prints, surface pattern print into my designs.

"I wanted to create swimwear garments that I would love to wear myself and menswear that i knew were both quality, design and fit".

I have continued to create garments that are made by sourcing the best fabrics and trims and sewn by talented British Ateliers. My garments are ecological and ethically made as I wanted to create a business that gave back to people and the world.

All my designs are constructed to combine, quality, aesthetics and fit without compromising on comfort.