Dean is 23 and grew up in the small town Dulverton, dreaming of becoming a chef or a primary school teacher.  Early in his life he experienced some setbacks because of epilepsy, but he persisted with his interest in fashion and made it to Central Saint Martins where his foundation degree show was aired on the BBC.  He has worked in Alexander McQueen’s studio, and his second solo show won him national press attention, and acclaim from Vogue.