For those who don’t know me (I expect basically everyone here), my name is Alexander Voulgaris, I start working in the fashion industry as a blogger and later on as a fashion journalist/editor for the past 6 years. I had the privilege and the joy to collaborate with many publications, websites, interview amazing designers, photographers, artists (Mary Katrantzou, Iris Van Herpen, Synchrodogs and many more), work with many great (and not that great) professionals and also collaborate with some of them in small projects. Things were going pretty well until I started experiencing the “adult life”, bills to pay, a Master degree to finish and while at the same time, I have moved to the UK and start living by myself for the first time.
It all started at the beginning of 2018. It was around February, when I found myself, being, all alone, in a 36 square meters studio apartment in Leicester, getting over my, rather dramatic and really bad, break up with my ex-boyfriend and struggling to find an interesting subject for my Master dissertation. At this point, I want to add, that research is probably one of my biggest strengths, but I have a very hate-love relationship with it. I need to have a very interesting topic, in order to motivate myself and collect all the necessary data and successfully do my research. So, while I was brainstorming ideas, I instantly went back to my fashion career and start thinking of any social/political events related to the fashion world, that I can work with. Unfortunately, pretty soon I realised that I wasn’t interesting to any of those subjects anymore, so I took a breath, I made a step back and I asked myself a series of very easy, but at the same time, very hard questions: