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After graduating from Northampton University in 2008 with a BA in Fashion, Chris began working for the Luxury menswear designer Griffin Studio. During his time at Griffin, Chris gained his experience working on projects for clients such as Converse, Berghaus, Charge Bikes, Airwalk and Baracuta.

In both 2008 and 2009 he won the international “Design A Bag” competition for his Steam Train Man Bag and Turtle Rucksack, for which he was given the opportunity to visit Hong Kong and accept his awards.  

In 2010, he moved to London to work for the critically acclaimed conceptual menswear designer Aitor Throup. During his time there, Chris worked intensively on developing Aitor’s first full range of commercial products called “New Object Research”, which included the iconic Shiva Skull bag, Skull Rucksack, Calf-pocket trousers and more. Other projects included the 2011 England world cup kit, Umbro A.R.P (Archive Research Project), and the Kasabian Velociraptor Tour.  

Chris decided to begin his own fashion design consultancy 2012 called Tea&Toast Design. He has worked with clients such as Jaegar, Albam, Bobby Abley, Money clothing, Okun Beachwear and Elevate London. 

Chris is a conceptual yet commercially aware designer who is interested in developing new and innovative ways to construct garments and accessories.

Chris Taylor

Senior lecturer


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