Alison is the founder and creative visionary behind accessories label, Ally Capellino, currently sold in over 30 countries worldwide. She trained in fashion and textiles before founding the label, recognised for its paired-down aesthetic in 1980. Under her guidance, Ally Capellino was one of the first British names to break into Japan. Several collaborations ensued, including with Tate galleries, Apple and Danish sportswear brand, Norse Projects. Alison was awarded an honorary Doctorate from the University of Hertfordshire for her contribution to fashion in 2014.