Artists are observant. Artists are trained to look closely at things, and to look beyond what everyone else is noticing. Londons Central Saint Martins, the world famous art school which produced such fashion luminaries as Alexander McQueen and John Galliano, offers a short course called Cool Hunters, London. Its designed to teach students how to think like an artist, how to sharpen their powers of observation and see beyond the surface of now to the texture and shape of the future.
But what are the competing demands and pitfalls of becoming a cool hunter? And what role do socks with sandals play? Writer and broadcaster Alana Valentine went to London to find out.