David McGovern grew up in rural Ireland, making his way to London after years in Dublin. He began his MA in Fashion Media Production at London College of Fashion in 2012. McGovern has written for and assisted at Visionaire, V Magazine and Dossier, and worked for American Apparel in various roles, including visual merchandising and press.
Upon starting his MA, McGovern found a love for filmmaking. His first foray into fashion film, Someone Who Needs Something, was selected for the London Short Film Festival 2013 in the Fashion Popcorn category. He has worked as a freelancer video editor at Nowness, and currently as a senior video editor at The Future Laboratory, a consultancy company.