Sue Clowes was introduced to the world of fashion in 1979 when she had to find a way to make her textile designs into a saleable commodity. Her prints were considered too outrageous for traditional British manufacturers so she decided to print them on t-shirts and cushions on the kitchen table and sell them at Camden Lock market. She pioneered the use of religious imagery as an intrinsic part of h er prints and was discovered by a shop called The Foundry where Boy George worked as a shop assistant. His group, Culture Club gave her work a stage and her identity was quickly stamped on the international world of fashion. Sue Clowes became one of the new wave of British designers who put London at the forefront of the international fashion scene in the 1980's.