After studying graphic design at St. Martins Caryn Franklin began her career at i-D working on layouts and picking straight-ups on the street. Eventually she began working as a fashion commentator co-editing i-D in the 80s. Best known for her 12-year stint as presenter of the BBC’s Clothes Show, in addition to two decades as compere of Clothes Show Live, Caryn is also the author of four books, contributing to a variety of publications as well as lecturing in colleges and universities. She has also produced documentaries on designers including Agnès b, Philip Treacy, Vivienne Westwood and Matthew Williamson. Caryn’s other programmes include The Frock and Roll Years, Style Academy and Style Bible. Currently working in fashion consultancy and co-chair of Fashion Targets Breast Cancer for 15 years, Caryn is also a patron of the Eating Disorders Association (Beat) and recently co-founded the award winning diversity in fashion initiative All Walks Beyond The Catwalk with Debra Bourne and model Erin O’Connor which has begun to change the way that fashion is taught in college and university.