First and foremost, designers need to have practical skills but fashion is about more than just the commercially driven production and promotion of new collections. Students in the school create fashion designs in response to market forces and technical innovations, and explore experimental approaches to garment making and design.
Kat is module leader for Level 4 Fashion Forecasting and Level 5 Fashion Trend Analysis on BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing. She has extensive industry experience in digital marketing, social media and writing and has a keen interest in developing students’ confidence and nurturing their individual interests which will lead them to their dream career within the industry once they graduate.
Anja is a Senior Lecturer for BA and MA Fashion and supervises PhD students. Her research focuses on sustainability in fashion. She has previously worked as a designer for both global brands as well as independently.
Hannah is a Senior Lecturer and Level 4 Leader on the BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing course. She holds a practice-based Masters from Leeds Beckett University and HEA Teaching Fellowship accreditation, as well as being an active PhD researcher.
Research includes the psychological and theoretical aspects of wearer wellbeing, stemming from their practice based PhD which explored gender in clothing in connection with women who wear men’s clothing. Their teaching spans fashion design, pattern cutting, construction and theory.