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Stephanie joined The University of Huddersfield in 2015 as a Lecturer in Fashion and Sample Development. Stephanie is First Year Tutor for Fashion Design with Marketing and Production, and Fashion Design with Textiles.
Stephanies academic research primarily looks into creative pattern cutting methods and how concept ideas can ignite the design process. She is currently developing a series of workshop ideas, that can be used to provide an alternative approach to the design process for both students and industry. Rather than designing solely in 2D, she is developing ways to get students to explore how fabrics, pattern cutting and construction can operate away from the traditional flat pattern cutting methods.
Prior to joining the Univeristy of Huddersfield, Stephanie was a visiting Lecturer at Blackpool and the Fylde College. Teaching on the Fashion and Costume for Performance degree, covering modules in Illustration, Tailoring, Sample Development, Dissertations/Historical and Contextual Studies and Final Major Design Projects. Whilst working at B&FC, Stephanie developed an enrichment programme for students to develop pattern cutting skills and techniques.
Before entering academia, Stephanie worked freelance as a Design Consultant. A varied role, saw her take on pattern cutting, sampling, graphic, illustration and design opporuntunities. Notably, she has had anatomical illustrations commissioned for exhibition at the Stanley Picker Gallery, London, a part of exhibition of work by Marloes Ten Bhomer.
Stephanie has also been involved in the development of wearable technologies and been part of a team at Studio XO, London, http://www.studio-xo.com/ designing and making garments for celebrities including Lady Gaga and the Black Eyed Peas. Exciting work that saw the development of soft integrated electronics. The connections between fashion and technology, and fashion futures is another on going interest of Stephanies which she hopes to look into through academic research.
Whilst studying for her Masters Degree at Kingston University, London, Stephanie developed a Guerilla Pattern Cutting method. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AEz00mCng8 Her approach to pattern cutting, was both a nod towards traditional moulage and a play on the equestrian pursuit of Dressage. Aptly named, Guerillage, had a rebellious nature of tailored graffiti, ultimately it became the basis for the pattern pieces and garment construction of a fashion directed collection. Stephanie hopes to develop the draping technique further and the concept idea through her acadmic research.
Stephanie has exhibited work at Vauxhall Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week in both 2011 and 2012. As well as TENT during London Design Festival in September 2011.
Stephanies academic research interests include pattern cutting, creative cutting, concept, making techniques and wearable technologies.
Fashion Design Marketing and Production, and Fashion Design with Textiles, First Year Tutor.
TFD1132 Visual Studies
TFD1130 Sample Development 1
TID1130 Sample Development 2