Helen Storey is an award winning British designer. She is Professor of Fashion Science at the University of the Arts, London and Co-Director of her foundation. She began her career as a fashion designer, studying in Milan alongside Valentino and Lancetti during the early 1980s. She was nominated for British Designer of the Year in 1990 and 1991 with her own label. In 1997 Storey collaborated with her biologist sister, Kate Storey on, Primitive Streak: a Wellcome Trust funded project that imagined eleven key moments in human embryo development, brought to life in textiles. She has continued to work within the art/science borders. Her current research, developed in collaboration with scientist Tony Ryan, is Catalytic Clothing; an exploration into how the surface of clothing can be used to purify air. Helen Storey is part of the Centre for Sustainable Fashion at London College of Fashion.