If you're one of the thousands of fashion designers graduating each year and you're anything like me, you've watched countless series from Ugly Betty to Project Runway dreaming of a life working in fashion. But with so many graduates each year just from the UK alone the competition to get a job is as brutal as ever.
Given London is perhaps the most creatively energetic of the cities - and undeniably a hotbed for fresh young design talent - why not put aside a couple of hours to check out some of the off-schedule shows? You'll unearth some of the industry's newest, most exciting talent might just witness the next big thing taking flight.
Fast fashion corporations have outsourced production to poor countries. In the process, they enslave them by addicting them to the idea of enrichment and start driving production costs down with volumes. Like any good pusher, they offer their potential clients a great deal, only to get them addicted. Once they've succeeded, they're in the driving seat. In the case of poor economies, they addict them to the idea of lifting their people out of poverty. In fact, they're like the big bad wolf, lying in wait for the dependency to start.