The recipe for success is one-part genius, two parts hard work and, in the case of the fashion industry; one hundred parts work experience.

 

The long and winding path to becoming a fashion designer is punctuated by many obstacles, the most controversial of which is poorly paid internships. However, the tradition has a long-standing history in British Fashion, especially when it comes to the tailors on Savile Row. From Alexander McQueen to John Galliano, many of the UK’s most successful designers started as apprentices on this small Mayfair street.

 

So stop complaining about your unpaid internship – if it was good enough for the legendary pattern cutters that make up this British fashion family tree, it’s good enough for you East London losers.