Robert Leach was educated at Kingston University and graduated in 1981, has been in the fashion business for over 30 years, working first as designer in his own right, then in the field of styling and journalism, working for such visionary publications as the then fledgling i-D Magazine, in television and on advertising campaigns.
He has been an associate Lecturer at Central St Martins since 1992, and since 2002 he has been employed as a Senior Lecturer by The University of Westminster on the BA(Hons) Fashion Design course.
He has worked alongside top fashion employers on student recruitment as well as on creative collaborations with lots of international fashion companies and design related institutions.
His first love is for visual research and his first book, The Fashion Resource Book explains the exciting process of researching for design to the young designer. His second book The Fashion Resource Book - men, was published as a companion in March 2014 and covers the menswear design process; has lots of interviews with industry professionals and has a chapter on archetypal menswear garments.