Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Design

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Lynne Webster

Senior Teaching Fellow

0113 343 3714

Clothworkers Building Central

Office hours: Monday - Thursday 7.00am - 3.00pm

BA (Hons) Education

Designer in the fashion industry for over 30 years including 6 years in the Far East. Designed collections for major high street brands such as Top Shop, Miss Selfridge and Debenhams. Set up and ran Quaker, luxury label selling to major department stores and boutiques throughout the UK, Europe and the USA. Spent 15 years in the corporate clothing sector and was instrumental in the research, design and development of professional clothing ranges for British Airways, BT, London Underground and other high profile brands. Lynne has been a Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Leeds since 2002. She is research active and teaches on Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses.

Biography

Lynne worked in the fashion industry for over 30 years. During this time she designed collections for a variety of fashion names on the High Street including Miss Selfridge and Top Shop.

She spent 6 years in the Far East as Head of Design developing fashion ranges for the UK, Australia, South Africa, USA, and Canada.

In 1986, along with a partner, Lynne set up and ran fashion design company Quaker. The concept, design, marketing, sales and production were all a joint responsibility. Ranges sold to major department stores and boutiques throughout the UK, Europe and the USA.

A change in specialism led to 15 years as Head of Design for two of the largest suppliers of corporate clothing in the UK. She was instrumental in the research, design and development of professional clothing ranges for British Airways, The Halifax, BT, WH Smith, ASDA, Thomas Cook, London Underground and a number of other high profile companies before joining the University of Leeds in 2002.

Her specialist subject areas are Fashion Design and Garment Technology. Research interests include: The use of Nonwovens in Apparel, Developing Employability through Work-Based Learning and The Yorkshire Fashion Archive.

She is a member of the Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry (ASBCI), Association of Fashion and Textiles Courses (ftc), Executive Committee Member of the Yorkshire Fashion Archive (YFA) and a regular contributor to journals and conferences, both international and national.

 

Research Interests

Research interests include: The use of Nonwovens in Apparel, Developing Employability through Work-Based Learning and The Yorkshire Fashion Archive.

Yorkshire Fashion Archive (YFA) – Member of Executive Committee & Co-investigator
Awarded funding from the Clothworker’s Annual Award for further development June 2010.

Based in the School of Design and underpinned by research excellence in textiles at the University of Leeds, the Yorkshire Fashion Archive is a collection of haute couture, fashion garments and everyday clothing and accessories. It provides a unique historical and cultural record of Yorkshire life and documents clothing produced, purchased and worn by Yorkshire folk throughout the 20th Century. The collection reflects changing social attitudes and influences, economic prosperity, global trends and the regional technical excellence in textiles and clothing over a 100 year period.

Exhibitions

‘Jonathan Silver: Romantic Capitalist’. Foyer Salts Mill, Saltaire Feb 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

http://www.yorkshirefashionarchive.org

Apparel in Nonwovens

Research into the use of nonwoven in apparel is an ongoing project being undertaken by Undergraduates 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.

Exhibitions

‘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

Teaching

Level Subject
Level 1 DESN 1653 Research and Design Development (Module Manager)
Level 2 DESN 2661 Garment Technology 2 (Module Manager)
DESN 9004 Training in the Workplace (Module Manager)
Level 3 DESN 3660 Independent Study (Dissertation Supervisor)
MA DESN 5305M Fashion Industry Analysis (Module Manager)
DESN 5306M Dissertation (Dissertation Supervisor)

Publications

Journal articles

  • Webster LC, Dhange VK, Govekar A (2012) “Nonwovens in fashion apparel applications”, International Journal of Fiber and Textile Research.

  • Webster LC (2012) “Nonwoven Apparel: A fashion viewpoint”, ASBCI Handbook.. 2011 (Unpublished)

  • Webster LC, Backhouse D (2012) “Memories & Reminiscences: Yorkshire Fashion Archive.”, Dress & Textile Staff in Museums Journal. 2012. Spring

  • Webster LC, O'Connor C (2012) “Making students employable: developing graduate employability through work based learning.”, ASBCI Handbook. 2012.

  • Webster LC (2011) “Colour Splash.”, Nonwovens Industry. 2012.January

  • Webster LC, O'Connor C (2011) “The importance of placement activity in promoting employability skills in fashion and textiles students”, Educationalfutures. December 2011. 4.1

  • Webster LC, O'Connor C (2011) “Innovative Approaches to Work Based Learning”, HEA Pedagogy for Employability Series. 2011

  • Webster LC, Backhouse D (2011) “Sculptural Colourscape.”, Perini. September 2011.37

  • Webster LC (2010) “Vive la Différence.”, Nonwovens Industry. December 2010 (Unpublished)

  • Webster LC, Backhouse D (2008) FASHION: Function in Action.

  • Webster LC, Backhouse D (2008) “Fashion: Function in Action.”, Nonwovens Industry. December 2008

Conference papers

  • Webster LC (2012) ‘Down Memory Lane: Yorkshire’s Heritage Examined Through Clothing’. Dress, Textiles & Heritage Workshop. Wolverhampton University.. Dress, Textiles & Heritage Workshop. (Unpublished)

Professional Practice

Exhibitions

‘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

Member of the Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry (ASBCI).

Member of the Association of Fashion and Textiles Courses (FTC).

Member of Executive Committee of Yorkshire Fashion Archive (YFA).

Regular contributor to journals and conferences, both international and national.

Knowledge Transfer Courses
Open to commercial clients from within the fashion & museums industries and delivered over 2 days.
Garment & Fashion Technology Course

Basic Pattern Cutting Course

Garment Fit Issues

Using an Archive as a Creative Learning Resource

Regular contributor to journals and conferences, both international and national.

Visiting Lecturer

2014 to date               Leeds Beckett University

2004-2007                   Huddersfield University
1991-2001                   Bretton Hall, University of Leeds
1993-2002                   Nottingham Trent University
1982-1998                   Dewsbury College
1986-1992                   York College of Art
1986-1993                   Bradford College of Art
1989-1990                   Jacob Kramer, Leeds

Industrial Assessor
1982           Nottingham Trent University
1989           Dewsbury College
1989           Bradford College
1988-1990      Parkwood College, Sheffield

Links

http://www.yorkshirefashionarchive.org

http://www.nonwovensnetwork.com/fashion/

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