The Book Extract: Rules are Made to be Broken

At the beginning of my career, a colleague told me:
‘You can’t combine these two colours. They don’t go.’
At first, I was taken aback.
Immediately after, I felt exhilarated.
I didn’t know the rules.
I was free!
Ten years later these two colours were the ‘in’ grade.
The TV screens were flooded with brown/turquoise commercials.
Twenty years later I enrolled at St Martin’s.
I wanted to learn all the rules.

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