After reading Less Than Zero by Brett Easton Ellis. Al decided he wanted to be a writer. Along came a few copies of his sister's Vogues and he realised he wanted to write about fashion or at least the things that revolved around it. After studying Fashion Journalism at The London College of Fashion, Al now freelances for Grazia, Sunday Times Style and is Features Editor on popular zine Less Common. He won Dazed and Confused and Topshop's Re-Creation journalism award in 2003.