I curate styling, branding communication courses that run in tandem with fashion design projects. I also build specific workshops to enhance the academic yearly requirements and personal visual branding, bringing to the student the importance of communication both on a personal level and beyond, including curating student exhibitions. I mentor on student presentations, especially portfolios, lookbooks and end of year display/shows with a regard to promotion, using a curated library of visual tools and art direction, including use of Photoshop/Indesign. Photography, editing and creative direction play a large part in my discourse whilst helping with design projects.
I have been lecturing in Fashion, Masters and BA Honours, Design, Styling, Creative Direction, Fashion Promotion Communication, Branding, Editorial, Fashion Photography since 2008 in Paris, Germany and London. To support these teaching subjects I have a 25 year career as a Creative Director, Fashion Stylist, Digital Fashion Editor in Chief and Brand Consultant in Paris and London, launched through Italian and French Vogue. I have worked of the international publishing world since I left college. My experience of the fashion industry has given me access to further skills including Photoshop/Indesign, Digital Design, Image Production and Photography and Fashion Journalism. Working in the fashion industry in many capacities, I would bring a wide range of attributes to students.
I can also teach in Cambridge as I live there as well. Same tarrif
Programmes: Fashion Promotion Communication & Styling Masters. Fashion Styling and Creative Direction; and Visual Merchandising. BA (Hons) Masters Jewellery/Everyday Object Communication & Presentation.
Schools: Pforzheim University School of Art and Design, Istituto Marangoni, School of Fashion, Paris/London, Ravensbourne College of Art, University of London, Institut de Communication Appliqué, Paris, France, Parsons School of Art & Design, Paris.
Colleges in Collaboration: The Polytechnic of Milan, Haute Ecole of Design, Geneva and Central St Martins, London.
Clients: Issey Miyake Europe, Air France, l’Oreal, Max Mara, Veuve Clicquot, Dan Evans Architecture, La Pac Film Production Paris, Officiel Hommes, Bally, Renault, Converse, Chaumet, kctv.co.uk, Eurostar, LVMH, Elle, Cacharel, Canon, McDonalds, Air B&B, McCann Eriksson Advertsing Agency, National Westminster Bank, Publicis Advertising Agency, Grey Advertising Agency.
Photographers: Jan Welters, Mikael Jansson, Robert Erdmann, Emma Hardy, Nadav Kander, Justine Parsons, Ruven Afanador,Gotscho, Daniel Schweizer, Mario Testino, Arthur Elgort,Vincent Peters, Pamela Hanson, Michael James O'Brien, Mario Testino.
Work, Fashion Industry/Lecturing, Present and Past.
2018/present: Curator & Art Director of Contemporary Ceramics Exhibit, “The Oblique Eye” following a project in collaboration with students & professionals. Pforzheim University School of Art & Design, Emma Creative Centre, Germany
2017/present: Lecturer & Curator of workshops “Not Just a Lookbook” & “Portfolio or Profile” Masters interpretation of image & branding, final jewellery project & image production. Pforzheim University School of Art & Design, Germany
2017/2018: Curator, Creative & Communication Director, “Nectar” exhibit, Biennale Architettura 2018 following a masters collaboration with Issey Miyake Europe, Istituto Marangoni and Columbia University, Paris. The Nectar Team, Antonia Leslie Project curator, Mark Lyon Photographer, Alessandra Cianchetta, Architect.
2017: Guest Speaker “Currently Being Styled” on the importance of styling in image construction & personal branding for an interdisciplinary Fashion Design & Jewellery Design Departments. Pforzheim University School of Art & Design, Germany.
2015/2018: Lecturer, Masters Fashion Communication & Media, DNA & Marketing, Styling & Editorial, generating an In-House Magazine & Corporate Presentation. In collaboration with luxury houses such as Issey Miyake.
Lecturer BA Honours Styling, Creative Direction, Fashion Communication Branding & Image Production with a final output of an online or paper magazine. Mentoring on photography, shoot production & portfolio design.
Curator & Lecturer of “Re-birth” on Brand Identity, Development, Communications, with visits to Paris.Istituto fashion week. Resulting in a strategic profiling, marketing & advertising concept of an existing company. One Year Intensive.
2015/2018: Joint Lecturer, Design mentor, Project Curator, Exhibition Curator, Magazine Editor on various projects: “Singularity”, “Slow Fast Jewellery” & “Virus”. Outcome magazine or exhibition images. Masters BA Honours, Jewellery and Everyday Object & Fashion Design departments, in collaboration with Prof Christine Ludeke. Pforzheim University School of Art & Design, Germany interdisciplinary projects in collaboration with The Polytechnic of Milan, Haute Ecole of Design, Geneva and Central St Martins, London.
2015: Guest lecturer & Project Curator, “More than Jeans” treating denim as a base product, history of denim, mentoring of image & digital presentation, BA Honours Fashion Accessory Design & Prototyping. Ravensbourne School of Art & Design, University of London
2014: Guest lecturer & Joint Curator on “My Influence” an art therapy based workshop with Julia Hilmer communications lecturer and art therapist, BA Honours Communication & Branding. Institut de Communication Appliqué, Paris, France.
2009/2015: Guest lecturer & Project Mentor, Masters, BA Honours Jewellery & Everyday Object Design.
Designer of Visual Research Project with 5 day design trip to London “Hidden Influences”, on fashion, art, jewellery, food, shopping & involving guest speakers such as Mother Advertising Agency, Issey Miyake Press UK, resulting in Video Project competition for Digital Platform, KCTV London.
2009/2011: Head judge on The Biostetique Fashion Design Award Jury, with final decision & the inception of a new award “Prix de Jury”. Pforzheim University School of Art & Design, Germany & Biostetique Beauty France.
Interior Design Consultant of Syon Park Hilton Hotel Waiting Lounge and Cocktail Bar, Dan Evans Architect. Sundae Design Studio.
Interior Design Consultant & tableware research. Edi & The Wolf Restaurant, NYC.
2008: Guest lecturer & Workshop Curator on the importance of Styling for fashion photography, “Who Needs a Stylist?” in collaboration with Prof Mark Lyon. Fashion Photography Department, Parsons School of Art & Design, Paris.
2006: Guest Speaker, Internet & Fashion at the Design2Context Symposium, “Will Fashion Survive, Thrive or Die with the Internet”. Institute for Design Research, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland.
2003/ 2005: Tresor Magazine, Paris. Fashion & Beauty Editor in Chief At Large.
2001/2013: Freelance Fashion Editor, Style Consultant Magazines:
Provider Creative Projection & Design, Hekmag International, L’Officiel Belgium, Vogue Bambini, Italy. Zoo, Holland.View on Colour Trends, Paris. Squint, Germany. Various Publishing Houses.
2001: Film Costume Designer, Wardrobe Curator, Consultant on Fashion & it's role in character building for the film “Le Weekend”. Le Pac Production, Thierry de Ganay, Paris.
2001/present: Fashion Editor in Chief, Fashion Journalist & Consultant.
Freelance Fashion editor. kctv.co.uk Design Fashion and Art Exchange Internet Platform.
2000/2018: Photographer in-house magazine.Fabric, brand consultant & art direction. Design trips to India. Denny Andrews Comfortable Indian Clothing, UK.
1994/2000: Freelance Fashion Editor. Magazines Le Monde,Vingt Ans, Biba, DS, Muteen, Paris, Allegra, Germany, Conde Nast Traveller, Detour, Big US, Conde Nast Traveller The Face, Elle UK, Elle Japan.
Various Publishing Houses
1994/1999: Creative Director, Fashion Editor in Chief & Brand Consultant. Max & Co Magazine, Ad Campaign Marketing & Branding. Max Mara Group, Italy.
1990/1993: Paris Correspondent. Freelance Fashion Editor. Marie Claire Germany.
1986/1990: Assistant & Junior Fashion Editor, Glamour Paris.
First Assistant to Freelance Fashion Editor, Brana Wolf. Glamour, Conde Nast, Paris.
Vogue, Conde Nast, Italy, Lei, Conde Nast Italy, Max Mara, Italy.
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