This research has been about opening my practice to explore collaborative ways of thinking and producing fashion. For this project I developed a series of Visual Understanding Kits (VU.K) to engage with a group of London based fashion students aged between 18-23. The participants were asked to respond in a visual way to 8 different instructions within the kits. I translated their material into visual codes using a tufted carpet technique. The tufting process became central to this project forming a ritual space for my practice and a wearable textile that is shared with the participants. The final outcome represents their symbols and reflects the idea of fashion as a language.