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Colin Thompson

Liverpool School of Art and Design

Faculty of Arts Professional and Social Studies

Currently working full-time on BA (Hons) Fashion Communication. My teaching practice involves pushing cultural capital as the foundation element in the establishment of a progressive and democratic (pedagogic) system, for creative work to function in. Considering fashion as a culturalised application of language. I am interested in exploring a modern curriculum that deviates from being a set entity, becoming a malleable framework, that is able to support and be positively responsive to multi-ethnicity. Within this framework, multiculturalism can evolve authentic practices equitably. Here the language of design and communication becomes an infinite number of conversations, where we all have a voice.

Professional Commercial Experience
Research – creative and market, including competitor analysis;
Archive & Heritage - working with brand philosophies and company/product archives;
Conceptualisation & Design - implementation of new design concepts;
Branding & Rebranding – concept, image and product;
Design & Product Identity - strategic design of collections & related products, including seasonal design concepts;
Studio Practice - co-ordination of total look for menswear & womenswear collections;
Product Development - management of garment prototype development, fittings from point of conception to final prototypes & on-site trouble shooting at factories;
Creative Direction - look-book concept & creation, showrooms and fashion shows




1996, Royal College of Art, United Kingdom, MA Fashion Design
1989, Ravensbourne University London, United Kingdom, BA (Hons) Fashion Design

Academic appointments

External Examiner BA (Hons) Fashion Styling & Production, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, 2017 - 2019
External Examiner Graduate Diplona Fashion Media Styling, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, 2015 - 2018
Senior Lecturer BA (Hons) Fashion Design, BA (Hons) Fashion Design & Marketing, University of Derby, 2013 - 2021
Associate Senior Fashion Lecturer, Ravensbourne University London, 2010 - 2013
Visiting Fashion Lecturer, Bath Spa University, 2007 - 2010
Fashion Lecturer, University of Northampton, 2007 - 2010