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Millie Butler-Hiorns BA (Hons)

Tutor | Arts Award adviser

“I graduated in 2015 from Winchester School of Art with a BA (Hons) in Fashion and Textile Design, having been sewing and making from a very young age. Since graduating I have worked with various designers, covering a wide variety of creative processes, including working on accessories, crochet design for toys and clothing and printed textiles for fashion. My own work often explores upcycling and embellishing, with an attention to detail and always a focus on being fun and creative and with an emphasis on textile techniques for fashion. I also run my own small business ‘Pomilly’ where I make and sell embroidered and crocheted clothing through Etsy and at markets.

I have always had a passion for spreading creativity and creative skills; from the age of 16, I have hosted craft parties, skill based workshops and one on one tutoring sessions for both children and adults. From crochet and knitting to bag-making and accessories, I love to give students the necessary tools to learn something new, or to improve upon their skills. It’s rewarding and a real pleasure when they achieve their goals.”

   Stylish Tweens

   9 – 12 year olds

   Teenage FashionLab

   13 – 18 years old


Kelly McGrath, MA

Tutor | Studio Assistant

“I completed my BA in Ireland before going on to complete my MA in Fashion and textiles, specialising in menswear and digital print at the Glasgow School of Art, during this time I was scouted by Scotland Redesigned to launch my label KellyDawn Riot, an ethical and sustainable menswear label under the guidance of my mentor Orsola De Castro (Co. founder of Fashion Revolution Day). KDR has had great success exhibiting at Paris Design Week, London Design Week, The V&A, alongside Mumbai and New Dehli Fashion Weeks.

During this time I began to guide and help young fashion minded people by giving talks and seminars in art colleges, teaching interns and doing workshops at Fashion Revolution Week events.

It was during this time I discovered my love of teaching creative people and how rewarding it is to see them take their first steps in to an exciting industry like fashion!”

   Stylish Tweens

   9 – 12 year olds

   Teenage FashionLab

   13 – 18 years old


Millie Gladwin


"I recently moved to Brighton from Glasgow where I graduated with a degree in Fashion design at Glasgow School of Art, and before that I did my art foundation at Manchester school of art. I love being in a studio environment and am excited to continue to be! I am a practicing multimedia artist and maker who always has lots of projects on the go.

In my own work I have always used humour to address important topics such as fashions environmental impact and the relationship between women’s fashion and feminism. Things I would love to continue exploring with students.

I would have loved to attend The Fashion School when I was younger, it’s a fantastic place so I’m really happy and excited to be teaching here, where I can pass along all I have learnt."


Join our Fashion Family


We’re always looking for talented tutors in Brighton to run our classes and workshops.

If you have a degree in Fashion/Textile Design and some experience teaching children, we would love to hear from you! Please email your CV and cover letter to Caroline.

The Fashion School are always welcoming young students who would like to take part in a structured internship programme.

You can take part in various roles, including:

  • Social Media

  • Public Relations

  • Marketing

  • Personal Assistant

If interested please email Caroline along with your CV and tell us what role you would like to take part in and why.

Teenage Work Experience

At The Fashion School, we have run work experience opportunities for over two years. We think that it is important that all students on our work experience scheme are kept busy with a varied agenda that will enhance their skills suited to their individual needs.

Please note: Some sewing machine experience is necessary to partake in our structured work experience programme.

You can either contact us direct or ask your school to do so. We have both public liability and employer’s insurance.

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