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Fashion School Diaries: The Regent’s University London Graduate Inspired by Hugs and ‘Unclecore’

Fashion school students around the world are preparing to enter an industry that’s rapidly changing. There are courses to pass, design prompts to ace, runway shows to prep for and professional connections to make. In our series, “Fashion School Diaries,” those students give us a firsthand look into their day-to-day lives. Here, we meet Benjamin Spencer, a 2022 Regent’s University London Fashion Design and Marketing B.F.A. graduate.

In March of 2020, during his second year at university in London, Riac Oseph was forced to move in with his grandmother in India, the rest of his family stuck in Kuwait, where he’d grown up. At the same time, a serious health issue left Oseph temporarily paralyzed. He kept thinking how all he wanted was a hug.