Kenn Norman established Kickshaw Productions in 1986 as a museum gift shop product development company. Over the years Kenn’s side of the business evolved to include management consulting and professional coaching. His partner, Jonathan Walford, worked part time for Kickshaw, creating museum exhibitions and presenting history of fashion lectures. In 1999 Jonathan left his position of curator of the Bata Shoe Museum and joined Kickshaw Productions full time as the Artistic Director, creating travelling fashion-related museum exhibitions and writing books on various aspects of the history of fashion. Jonathan and Kenn founded the Fashion History Museum (FHM) in 2004 and many of the services created by Kickshaw are now operated by the FHM.
Kenn Norman is now the Chair and CEO, and Jonathan Walford is now the Curatorial Director of the FHM. Jonathan began blogging about the fashion world on the Kickshaw Productions website in October 2008.