Sometimes you end up on a path that could never have been predicted by your degree subject. This was the case for Sam Nowell, a Manchester-born, London-based fashion designer and creative. Studying architecture at the University of Liverpool, it was during his first year that he thought he’d try out a little bit of sewing and fashion design. Little did he know that his side project – on-point garms made from salvaged fabrics – would become a huge hit, and that he’d end up collaborating with the likes of Wimbledon, Selfridges, TATE, Depop and The Basement. Having graduated last summer, we caught up with Sam to find out how he made the switch from architecture to fashion and got his tips on launching a label.