Johanna Agerman Ross, Founder of Disegno magazine, V&A Curator
In the last year my commute to work has changed from a one-kilometre bicycle ride through Hackney, to a 12-kilometre ride across London, taking in all the major landmarks.
The setting of my work has been similarly transformed; from a small creative studio publishing independent magazines, to a vast, national museum with a collection of over three million objects.
With so much of my routine changing completely, it might seem an odd thing to focus on, but what strikes me the most is how much physical ground I cover daily. Besides the bike ride, working in a museum entails frequent walks to meetings, to the collections store and to check in on the galleries spread over a 12-acre site. As a result, all sartorial choices are now made with comfort and flexibility in mind, while not looking out of place next to suits and ties.
It means that I am on constant look-out for lanyards, bum-bags, garments with a lot of pockets and the perfect flat shoe. It’s a novelty to let my occupation influence the way I dress to that degree. For the first time in my life, I feel like I don a uniform, albeit one that I have decided myself.