BiographyCreative Director of the School of Media and Communications, Nilgin Yusuf’s background is rooted in fashion journalism (Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Elle). Formally, her experience has been valuable in developing relevant fashion media programmes at LCF which have included the Post Graduate Certificate in Fashion & Lifestyle Journalism, Graduate Diploma in Fashion Media Styling and MA Fashion Media Production.
She completed her MA in Fashion History and Culture in 2007 and her PGCE in teaching art and design in 2012 with merit.
With an interest in how new media has impacted on contemporary modes of fashion communication, MA Fashion Media Production is a live laboratory for the development of new media approaches. The teaching of fashion film which has been core to the programme has resulted in numerous symposiums and in July 2014, an LCF conference entitled: New Medium, Diverse Messages, Convention & Transgression in the Fashion Film.
Aside from this, the theme of my MA in 2007 which was entitled ‘Undressing the Criminal Icon, 1959 – 1969’ is a subject that continues to be developed. Most recently with a chapter in Berg’s ‘Fashion Media, Past & Present’ entitled ‘Caught on Camera: The Fashioned Body and the Criminal Body’.
As Creative Director, Nilgin Yusuf oversees the Exhibition Programme in the School of Media & Communication for MA & BA. She co-ordinates Industry Projects (ELLE magazine, UN Orange Project, London Short Film Festival/ICA and Aesthetica Short Film Festival) and mediates with the IER department to capture key narratives for the school.
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- Yusuf N. The Suit as Criminal Workwear (2010)