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Fashion Curatorship and Scholarship

Michele M. Granger

Source: The Fashion Industry and Its Careers: An Introduction, 3rd Edition, 2015, Fairchild Books Library

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Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé opened their haute couture house in 1962. During 40 years of creating fashion, Yves Saint Laurent used what was considered traditional masculine styling to bring women self-assurance and power, while preserving their femininity. His designs are part of 20th-century history, reflecting women’s emancipation in every domain, from personal to social to political. Yves Saint Laurent invented the modern woman’s wardrobe: the pea jacket, trench coat, the first women’s

Copperwheat Blundell

Michelle Labrague

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Tristan Webber

Shonagh Marshall

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Academic Perspective

Fiona Dieffenbacher (ed)

Source: Fashion Thinking. Creative Approaches to the Design Process, 2013, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

Professor Frances Corner is Head of London College of Fashion, a role she has held since 2005. London College of Fashion is the only college in the UK to specialize in fashion education, research and consultancy. It offers a unique portfolio of courses that aim to reflect the breadth of opportunity available in the Fashion Industry. Prior Professor Corner held the position of Associate Dean in the faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Gloucestershire (1998–2001), and was Head of The

Academic Perspective

Jonathan Kyle Farmer

Source: Fashion Thinking. Creative Approaches to the Design Process, 2013, Fairchild Books Library

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Associate Professor of Fashion Design at Parsons The New School for Design, NYC, graduated from the Royal College of Art, London, in 2000. Kyle has worked worldwide as a fashion designer and illustrator, and has taught at BFA and MFA level internationally. As a futurist, Kyle’s approach as an educator and as a practising designer is one of exploration and innovation, challenging the general perception of what it is to be fashion designer.

Academic Perspective

Timo Rissanen

Source: Fashion Thinking. Creative Approaches to the Design Process, 2013, Fairchild Books Library

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Timo Rissanen taught fashion in Australia for seven years and has a particular interest in sustainable fashion. His design process is influenced by ‘inquisitive’ pattern cutting and he has carried out in-depth research into zero-waste design through his studies and practice.

Research For Textiles

Josephine Steed and Frances Stevenson

Source: Sourcing Ideas, 2012, Fairchild Books Library

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There is no specific answer to this question, except to say everything and anything! Textile designers, like all designers, are curious about the world that surrounds them. They are seekers of new ideas and are hungry for creative inspiration that will inspire innovative products or ideas that they believe might be useful, practical, beautiful or inspirational for people to use and live with.

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