Senior Teaching Fellow in Fashion
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G.74a Clothworkers Building Central
Office hours: Mon: 9am - 2.30pm, Tues: 9am - 5pm, Wed: 9am - 2.30pm, Thurs: 9.30am - 2.30pm
BA (Hons), PGCLTHE
After graduating from the University of Leeds, Elaine Evans worked as a garment technician in two roles, including made-to-measure, before joining the School of Design in 2001, and is now a Senior Teaching Fellow in Fashion. Her teaching specialism is garment technology, construction and pattern cutting.
Elaine is a member and secretary of the Yorkshire Fashion Archive executive committee, and jointly oversees the management and care of the Yorkshire Fashion Archive, which is housed in the School of Design.
Garment construction and pattern cutting, use of nonwoven fabrics in apparel applications, 19th – 21st Century fashion, ethical fashion.
Pedagogical work with particular reference to practice based / design based subjects, including the use of blended learning materials in a practice based setting: Elaine secured a Faculty Teaching Development award and ADF funding to support development of a series of learning support materials relating to Garment Technology.
Elaine co-manages the Yorkshire Fashion Archive, which is a research hub within the Fashion area at the University of Leeds’ School of Design which explores interactions between clothing and social / cultural history. The Archive informs teaching with the Fashion area, and a major project is underway to catalogue the YFA pieces using a museum standard database, in order to make the YFA more accessible to students and other interested parties. Elaine enabled the purchase of the database software by securing TESS funding and supervises volunteers interested in working with the collection.
|Level 2||DESN 2661 Garment Technology 2
DESN 2658 20th Century Fashion
|Level 3||DESN 3559 Fashion Innovation: Research and Analysis
DESN 3568 Fashion Innovation: Product (Negotiated Project)
Elaine is Access to Leeds tutor for the Fashion Design programme, and is also developing alumni relations for the School of Design’s Fashion Design programme. Elaine co-manages the Yorkshire Fashion Archive.
(2013) “Fabric and Garment Drape Measurement - Part 2”, Journal of Fiber Bioengineering and Informatics Li Y (eds.). 6.1
(2011) Looking to the Future; a response to the challenges of design education in the 21st Century Using C&IT. DRS SIG in Design Pedagogy (Unpublished)
(2010) Looking to the Future; a response to the challenges of design education in the 21st Century using C&IT.. DRS 2010 Montreal Proceedings: Proceedings of DRS 2010 Montreal Design Research Society.: 38-38.
Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/87563/
'Snapshot' A Story of Family, Fashion & Friends.
The Synthetics Revolution: an exhibition of man-made fibres and everyday fashion.
Research Centres & Groups
Textile and Fashion Design
Archiving and Design History
PhD & Postdoctoral Supervision
Elaine Evans recently co-supervised a PhD in The Drape Measurement of Nonwovens and its Influence on Garment Appearance.