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UCA graduate Clare talks fashion —
from Topshop to vintage

Clare Lewis shares what she learned from 14 years working across the world with Topshop, and her recent venture into vintage with the launch of her own sustainable brand, Retold.

12 Apr 2021

Cover art for Clare Lewis' Retold website, showing a vintage coat

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever had?

Can you tell us a bit about your career at Topshop?

With Topshop now in administration, how does it feel to see what’s happened to it, after spending so much time with the brand at its height?

In 2018, you started Retold — how has vintage fashion reignited your passion for the industry?

So what tips do you have for people who would like to wear more vintage clothes but don’t know where to start? What should they be looking out for?

Finally, what advice would you give to current UCA students?