Vivienne Austin graduated from Central St. Martins and recently obtained a Masters of Arts degree in Fashion & the Environment at the London College of Fashion. She has taught fashion courses in various colleges and universities in the UK, including the Royal College of Art, Winchester School of Art (BA Course) where she mentored students developing their final collections for graduate fashion week (GFW).
Vivienne has been head designer at several ready-to-wear and sportswear companies in the UK and in the USA. Creating swimwear/active wear collections for an array of established companies ranging from large distribution groups, such as Sara Lee and Liz Claiborne in the USA, to exclusive high-end labels including the British heritage brand Liberty. She’s also worked as a design consultant for Courtaulds, a major supplier to Marks and Spencer and developed the first swimwear collection for the iconic brand ‘Biba’ for House Of Fraser.
May has graduated from the University of Northumbria and obtained a Master degree in Fashion Design from the Nottingham Trent University. She’s been working in fashion industry since the year 2000 both for high-end labels as well as develop her own label in all areas including design, sales and marketing and production.
She has achieved many awards from fashion industry such as Green Business Award by Derbyshire Chamber of Commerce, Nottingham Creative Business Award by Nottingham City Council and shortlisted for UK Fashion Entrepreneur Award organized by the British Council.
May has taught students on fashion programs since 2004 in the UK and Indonesia and Thailand. She’s also been experience in International exhibition and international catwalk shows.
Donna Bramhall is the founder of vintage textiles business Spinsters Emporium and currently works as a freelance fashion textile designer HaberdasherMe.
Donna has studied all aspects of fashion design for over 10 years and has worked as a fashion designer in New York, Shanghai, Hong Kong and London. Donna now specialises on lecturing in research and development, portfolio presentation, fashion marketing and cultural studies.
Donna’s other areas of interest include ethical and sustainable practice in fashion education, and textile designs from around the world.
Sam Murdorch graduated from London University of the Arts in Illustration. He is freelance illust director from Brighton, UK. Through his experience collaborating with UK agencies over the past had the pleasure of working with some well known brands and organisations. Sam started teaching at the London College for Design & Fashion (Hanoi) as Drawing and Illustra Sam has particular experience and interest in; Creative direction, commercial illustration, animat traditional), storyboarding, book cover design, logo design, graffiti, character design, mural painting, watching cartoons, drinking dark beer & napping in the sun.
Julie Vola graduated from the Marseille Fine Art School and obtained a Master degree in Photography from the National School of Photography in France in 2008. Julie exhibited her personal work on several occasions in France before moving to Vietnam.
She has been working in various areas of photography such as state commissioned art work for local government in France, architecture, editorial, portraits, lifestyle, food, fashion. Julie has several years of experience teaching photography to a wide range of students to improve their technical skills as well as develop their own photography language.
Loreto Binvignat Streeter is an illustrator and designer whose works has mainly centered in fashion. Having worked in many different areas of fashion as design, illustration, styling, and events organisation for very important companies she has been able to acquire great knowledge in the field.
Loreto graduated from Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona, Spain in Fashion & Textile. She also hold postgraduate degree in Creative Illustration and Graphic Design. She is currently teaching drawing and fashion illustration at IED Barcelona, Spain. She is also developing her illustrations and working on the development of her personal line of 100% silk digitally printed scarves, Binvignat Streeter silk scarves.
Laura has over 8 years teaching experience in the Higher Education sector working Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen. Her specialist areas are fashion design, design process, primary and secondary research, idea generation, design development methods, garment realization, visualization and presentation. She has research interests in pedagogical approaches in creative pattern cutting and has had her research paper “How can a box become a garment” internationally published in this field.
She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and obtained PG Cert in . (Academic Practice) in 2016.
Laura previously worked in industry as a designer with over 9 years experience. She is familiar with Lectra’s apparel solutions for CAD pattern construction, grading and lay planning.