Senior Lecturer Fashion Design
I work with vintage fashion dolls from the late 1950's onwards, such as Sindy (British) and Barbie (US) to illustrate and explore the changes in fashion and social history throughout the 'POP' culture years late 1950's to the late 1970's. I have had features published in magazines and on the web, and worked with the V&A Museum of Childhood on a large display in 2010 entitled 'Sindy in the Sixties' featuring the Sindy doll and how she captured the spirit of the decade. I work with Pedigree, who own the Sindy brand, on various projects. Currently i am working with the Fashion and Textile Museum (London) on a current display 'Sindy goes POP' and plans for an exhibition next year, together with outreach activities and a possible publication. I am also interested in the comparison between Britain and the US and the way that fashion dolls of the period illustrate the socio-economic differences.
Employability, Industrial liaison, Teaching and Learning, Curriculum and Programme development. From a design perspective I am particularly interested in the socio-economic and cultural influences that shape our 'collective consciousness' as designers and creative people working in the industry, at all levels.
FT2500, FT 2504, FT 3500, FT 3502,
Fashion Design, Fashion Design with Marketing