Within the Art Department at St Andrews International School Bangkok, textiles processes and fashion design are becoming increasingly popular, with a number of students recently applying to universities around the world to study fashion. We have introduced a number of schemes of work to teach fashion and textiles, from Year 7 batik to individual assignments at IB level. Year 12 students are developing a visual exploration of their surroundings in search of answers to the question Where am I now? The idea is to explore a familiar topic - themselves and their surroundings - through new eyes and through direct experience, observation and reflection. Having lived in Africa, France, Sweden and Thailand, Paola decided to experiment with fabric to express her diverse cultural background and how different cultures can enrich the identity of a person. She is creating a garment which combines traditional elements of Africa, France, Sweden and Thailand - the amalgam of African colours and patterns are shaped as an Eighteenth-Century French dress which will be complemented with Swedish and Thai style accessories.