Anne Smith

Dean of the School of Fashion and Textiles

Central Saint Martins

Research interests

Laser cutting and etching, textile design, fashion, interior and accessories fabrics, innovation and enterprise.

Research statement

With ten years experience of researching into the aesthetic and commercial viability of the application of laser cutting and marking technologies my aim is to create decorative effects in fashion and furnishing fabrics without the use of environmentally damaging dyes or printing inks.

I have built up an extensive database and sample library of laser cut and marked materials, cataloguing fibre content and performance characteristics, and have developed fabrics and surfaces for fashion, accessories and interior contexts with a range of collaborators.

Selected research outputs