Fashion Programme; Womenswear Pathway Leader, BA Fashion
Heather Sproat studied Fashion at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, graduating in 1993 from the BA Womenswear course.
Awarded the Royal Warrant Holders, Queen Elizabeth Scholarship 1997, she spent a year studying unique Haute Couture tailoring techniques as an Observatrice at the Christian Dior Haute couture atelier in Paris.
In 1998 she was appointed as a Designer at Louis Vuitton Malletier. On returning to London after four years in Paris, she started teaching on the Womenswear course at Central Saint Martins as an associate lecturer and also working on freelance projects for Tanner Krolle, Richemont, and Shanghai Tang.
In 2006 she lectured at Musashino Art university in Tokyo on Fashion Shock.
In 2007 she became a Senior Lecturer on BA (Hons) Fashion Design course at Central Saint Martins, as Pathway Tutor for Fashion Design with marketing and was then appointed as pathway leader for the Womenswear course in 2014.
She continues to work as a freelance designer for design projects and is Creative Director for small knitwear brand Woodchild, woollen merchants of distinction.
She has a passion for sustainability in fashion, hand execution of stitch, tailoring, cutting and clothing construction. She is a contributing writer to the acclaimed fashion coffee table book Pattern published by Phaidon in 2013. She has also contributed to published research on the subject of teaching sustainability at degree level to fashion students.