Ashleigh Hillman was born in Crawley and has graduated from Winchester School of Art in Fashion Design and has continued the enjoyment of design for the last 5 years through her educated life. Ballet and Theatre fuelled the contemporary and experimental ideas that brought her into Fashion Design. Ashleigh explorers her families history with British identities and influences as a starting point.

Work placements include working as a freelance stylist helping on projects involving the NST Theatre in Southampton and Channel 4. Ashleigh also spent 3 months interning for ByWalid, a sustainable, luxury London based fashion brand as a studio assistant. This fuelled the collection in keeping sustainability and printed textiles at the forefront of her designs and textile choices.