Stuart McLaughlin

Head of Textiles,

Putney High School


Talent, effort and integrity: three characteristics that inspire Stuart, and certainly will have aided him in his successful career. His fashion trajectory began with a scholarship to the Royal College of Art in London, which lead him in to the design studios for an array of high-profile clothing brands from Valentino to Next. Despite having enjoyed a seemingly distinguished lifestyle, Stuart’s advice remains, “Don’t take yourself so seriously”.


His current role, as Head of Textiles at fellow GDST school Putney High, sees him motivating the next wave of London-based fashion designers; supporting them with his vast knowledge, keen design eye and long list of industry contacts. If you’re at all interested in a career in fashion or clothing, then Stuart’s the IF guest you should speak to.




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Norwich High School for Girls

Norwich High School

95 Newmarket Road

Norwich, Norfolk


United Kingdom


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