Rob Phillips is the creative director for the London College of Fashion. He has a background in womenswear, promotion and illustration, that consequently developed into a vast, compelling portfolio of excellence, commanding those fields and branching out into design direction, styling and identity projects, new designer mentoring, fashion image making, presentation and fashion lecturing. After choosing to pursue fashion illustration, Phillips soon built up relationships within fashion media, resulting in his appointment as Fashion Editor at International Textiles magazine, and subsequently becoming the Creative Director of Fashion Forecast magazine, bringing it a new ethos and new life with a committed focus on graduate and up-and-coming designers. Phillips was approached by the academic sector to tutor fashion students. Given the role of Visiting Lecturer followed by the permanent position of Senior Lecturer, Phillips channelled all his energy and ideas into developing a new generation of fashion designers, preparing them for the industry and highlighting all the opportunities and possibilities open to them. Phillips still continues with his external fashion affairs to stay in touch with what’s ‘new’, liaising on an advisory level with new designers and like- minded creative people, promoting his students and London College of Fashion, reporting and illustrating for a variety of magazines and private commissions.