Associate Professor; BA Fashion Design Programme Leader
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Clothworkers Building Central G74a
Office hours: Monday Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm
M Des RCA
My specialist subject areas are Fashion Design & Innovation and Portfolio Presentation.
Research interests include: The Yorkshire Fashion Archive and the use of Nonwovens in Apparel.
Deputy Chair of Yorkshire Fashion Archive (YFA).
Executive Member and Trustee Graduate Fashion Week.
Member of the Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry (ASBCI).
Member of the Association of Fashion and Textiles Courses (ftc).
External Examiner on a number of Fashion Programmes.
Regular contributor to journals and conferences, both international and national.
Yorkshire Fashion Archive (YFA)
Researchers: David Backhouse, Claire Watson, Lynne Webster & Elaine Evans.
Based in the fashion area and underpinned by research excellence in textiles at the University of Leeds, YFA provides a new, publically accessible collection of haute couture and fashion garments of major historical significance reflecting the social and economic changes in the region within the last 100 years.
‘Jonathan Silver: Romantic Capitalist’ Foyer Salts Mill, Saltaire February 2013
‘Wool Re-Fashioned’ Salts Mill, Saltaire Sept-Oct 2012
‘Dress Rehearsal 11’ ULITA, University of Leeds May-June 2012
‘Dress Rehearsal’ Salts Mill, Saltaire April 2011
Apparel in Nonwovens
Research into the use of nonwoven in apparel is an ongoing project undertaken by Undergraduate students and Staff in the Fashion Area, School of Design, University of Leeds, UK under the supervision of David Backhouse MDes RCA Subject Leader and Lynne Webster Senior Teaching Fellow.
‘A Retrospective’. The Dynamics of Progress Seminar, Nonwoven Network UK. July 2012
‘Architectural Colour Clash’. Nonwoven Network UK. Dec 2011
‘Architectural Colour Clash’. In association with Lenzing AG. INDEX11, Palexpo, Geneva. April 2011
‘FASHION: Decoratif’. Nonwoven Network UK. Jan 2011
‘FASHION: Transparency’. Nonwoven Network UK. June 2009
‘FASHION: Transparency’. Yorkshire Fashion Week. June 2009
‘FASHION: Function in Action’. INDEX08 Palexpo, Geneva April 2008
‘FASHION: Function in Action’. 7th Nonwoven Network UK Annual Conference. June 2008
‘Fashion Synergy’. ULITA, University of Leeds. 2007
‘Fashion Synergy’. EDANA Nonwoven Research Academy Conference. 2007
|Level 1||Fashion Industry Analysis
Research & Design Development
|Level 2||20th Century Fashion|
|Level 3||Portfolio Design
Fashion Product Concepts
(2012) “Memories & Reminiscences: Yorkshire Fashion Archive”, Dress & Textile Staff in Museums Journal. Spring 2012.
(2012) “Colour Splash”, Nonwovens Industry. January 2012
(2011) “Sculptural Colourscape”, Perini Journal. September 2011.37
(2008) “Fashion: Function in Action”, Nonwovens Industry. December 2008
(2013) Down Memory Lane: Yorkshire's Heritage Examined. Dress, Textiles & Heritage Workshop
(2011) Fashion History: The Little Yorkshire Dress. International conference Global Fashion: Creative and Innovative Contexts
(2011) Memories and Reminiscences: Yorkshire Fashion Archive. Dress & Textile Staff in Museums
(2010) Nonwovens: Harnessing New Technology in Fashion Garments. International Conference Global Fashion: Creative and Innovative Contexts
(2010) Fashion: A Future in Nonwovens?. 13th Nonwovens Network Conference
(2009) Fashion: A Future in Nonwovens?. Association of Fashion & Textiles Courses Conference
(2006) Nonwovens for Fashion. 6th Nonwovens Network Conference