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Paul Robinson

Liverpool School of Art and Design

Faculty of Arts Professional and Social Studies

Paul Robinson is a Senior Lecturer in Fashion at Liverpool John Moores University. Trained as a fashion designer, pattern cutter and educator. Robinson has worked in and around the fashion industry since 2008.

Robinson began his career working for globally recognised brands such as Jaeger and Albert Ferretti and one of his collections Jaeger Black was one of the most successful and exported worldwide. Teaching and learning fashion design and garment construction is Paul's expertise. In particular creative pattern cutting leading to experimental & innovative fashion design. Paul is an experienced design consultant.

Paul is currently collaborating with critically acclaimed established menswear designer Christopher Shannon and developing a partnership with the renowned Tom of Finland Foundation in Berlin, London and Los Angeles to mark the 40th anniversary of the artist’s namesake foundation.


2006, Liverpool John Moores, england, B.A Honours

Academic appointments

• Senior Lecturer, Fashion Design, Liverpool School of Art & Design, Liverpool John Moores University, 2015 - present
Senior lecturer fashion design, University of Central Lancashire, 2009 - 2015

Postgraduate training

M.A Fashion Design Technology London College Fashion, England, London College Of Fashion, 2007 - 2008

Public engagement:

Performance art: music, dance, drama, etc., general public, Designer and maker, Costume design and manufacture, The redesign and creation of a folk Morris Dance associated Bird Like Effigy., 2023

Other: Please specify in text box below, general public, Used for styling shoots, talks, tours and workshops, Pattern cutter and manufacturer, Girlfans pattern cutting and manufacture, The pattern cutting and manufacture of a costume using england football scarves for the women's 2023 Women's World Cup, 2023

Other Professional Activity:

Redesign, pattern cutting and manufacture of a costume for the Mersey Morris Dancers. The costume being a Liver Bird Effigy for folk anthropology.. 2023

Liverpool is famed for its casuals and sportswear culture within a particular masculine realm related to the cultural tropes of the are historically and visually. In a collaborative 3D development project with Christopher Shannon, we foster a visual dialogue focussed around experimental pattern cutting for varied exploratory pieces around the theme of deconstructing Northern Maleness. Beginning with staple men's garments our ongoing conversation aims to develop a visual language specific to growing up in the north west. We aim to disrupt and explore this narrative further working towards showing pieces in editorial shoots and gallery environments.. 2022

Club Class will research & explore the unseen, erased, overlooked and marginalised archives, voices, and materials from Liverpool’s diverse sub-culture through the independent, DIY, pop-up gay (LGBTQ) music scenes charting the sonic, political & social eruptions in gay (LGBTQ) clubs and communities with the aim of reclaiming and constructing a fuller history of the city’s often forgotten gay (LGBTQ) scenes and their wider influence upon British pop, music and club culture..

Design consultancy,Lulla, Lithuania April 2013 june 2014.

design Consultant for Uzbekistan 2013-2014.

External collaboration:, Liverpool John Moores University, David Clampin. 2023, Liverpool John Moores, Jacqueline McAssey. 2023, Liverpool John Moores, Christopher Shannon. 2022

Liverpool John Moores University, Dr Gary Everett. 2022, Tom of Finland Foundation, Gary Everett. 2022, National Museums Liverpool & LJMU, Walker Art Gallery & Lightnight. 2018

Industrial connections:

lulla in Lithuania, Design Consultant. 2013

Jaeger, design consultant. 2008