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A twenty-five-year career in the fashion industry, eighteen living between the UK and Bali, eventually moved beyond fashion-related activity towards the deeper relational connections between people and their environment (Williams, 2018).

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Welcome to my industry* responsive portfolio site

Industry and living experiences influenced my practice, which led to a revision of fashion design practices, techniques, and critical outcomes towards design-led research whilst drawing on early training in pattern recognition and fashion as an embodied practice that is both creative and communicative 

Industry responsiveness means moving away from extractive business models and fostering the possibility of positive enterprise for people and the planet.

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A design anthropological lens

Fashion Footsteps

Fashion footsteps
 

Reflective practice develops the critical consciousness beyond consumer culture, favouring exchanges that directly place environmental and social responsibility into design work. 

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The intersection of fashion and colonialism

Reflective practice develops the critical consciousness beyond consumer culture, favouring exchanges that directly place environmental and social responsibility into design work. 

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Complex Textile Systems

As an educator, I consider how to enable pedagogy to align with contemporary design anthropological thinking, which recognises the importance of design leading the way in sustainability and circular design thinking. This requires fashion to move beyond disciplinary boundaries, shifting perspective beyond adornment as a signifier of social mobility into shaping awareness of fashion as an agent of change and social responsibility.

Design research

A video depicting the process of body mapping as sensory cartography.

Boyer, Britta (2022). Sensory cartographies. Loughborough University. Media. https://doi.org/10.17028/rd.lboro.21065992.v1

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