DIRECTOR OF STUDIES
MEd (Master of Education), PG Diploma (Education), PG Cert (Research Practice), PG Cert (Teaching and Learning), BA Hons (3D Interior Design).
Stephen Larcombe is an experienced educator at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, teaching Interior Architecture and Design, Design Luxury Brand Management, Product Design and Design Management. He also has extensive experience in creating and delivering new courses, as well as contributing to intuitional academic management at higher education level.
Prior to entering the professional higher education sector Stephen had a successful 30 year career practicing Interior architecture and design within the hotel, leisure and hospitality sectors. This career included directorship of one of the largest leisure based Interior design practice in the UK, head of design at a major nation retail Plc. and owner operator of a successful design and property development company.
His current academic research work includes investigations into drawing practice within three-dimensional design and associated attitudes towards drawing for ideation within design education systems.
DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Viviane is a specialist in fashion design and product development. She has over 20 years educational experience in UK Universities, as Senior lecturer, Course leader and as Head of Fashion for BA degree courses. In addition to lecturing and directing, she has been involved in the writing and development of Design Degree courses.
She has worked as a designer and design consultant in the International Fashion Industry, designing women’s wear ranges for various UK and European Fashion companies.
She graduated from Central St Martins College of Art and Design London, with a Masters Degree in Design Studies. Her areas of expertise are in Fashion Design, Research and Development, Modelling and Draping, Pattern Technology, Fabric Study and Fashion Promotion and Communication.
PROGRAM LEADER – GRAPHIC DESIGN
Steve Burdett has been a teacher in the field of graphic design for over forty years, before which he spent ten years in the printing industry, including a five year apprenticeship. As a graduate of Northumbria University, gaining a degree in the History of Modern Art, followed by a masters degree in Photographic Illustration, he spent most of his career at Northumbria University as a senior lecturer where he latterly became the course leader of the BA (Hons) Graphic Design course. He has also worked at Teesside University on a part-time basis and has been external examiner at Edinburgh College of Art and the University of Hertfordshire. He has had experience abroad in working with franchised courses and as advisor in India, Singapore and Greece
LE THI NGOC UYEN
Ms. Uyen obtained a Master degree in Textile and Garment Technology from the Hanoi University of Technology. She also has extensive experience of working in fashion industry as a product developer/merchandiser for European and USA companies. She is fluent in English and speaks Chinese. She has been a lecturer at LCFS since 2004, and teaches Pattern Cutting, Fabric Study, Garment Construction.
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.
HEAD OF FASHION DESIGN
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.
SENIOR DESIGN LECTURER
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.
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.
DRAWING & ILLUSTRATION LECTURER
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.
DRAWING & ILLUSTRATION LECTURER
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.