At 24 Alex is the youngest person in the sewing room.
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During term time, Alex studies cognitive sciences at Edinburgh University and he also loves ballroom dancing. He learnt to dance just three years ago and has quickly progressed to competition standard, now winning awards across Europe.
As a teenager Alex was taught to sew by his mum, who he watched make wedding dresses on her 1980s sewing machine. “Teach me your ways; Oh Jedi!” he asked her.
Having learnt from the master he tentatively branched out into menswear to create his own clothes.