Dr Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas is the course leader for BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing and has also been awarded the National Teaching Fellowship Award. The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) celebrates excellent practice and outstanding achievement in learning and teaching in higher education. As a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy she has extensive international teaching experience, both studio-based and theoretical, in the UK, Asia and the US. Dr Radclyffe-Thomas has a background in fashion design, product development and marketing as a partner in the award-winning London-based directional childrenswear label Miss Fleur. Dr Radclyffe-Thomas is an active researcher who has published and presented conference papers internationally on research interests including the Chinese fashion industry, cross-cultural fashion marketing, e-learning, place marketing and the geography of creativity, sustainability and social entrepreneurship. Recent research looks at how issues such as culture, heritage, city-branding and social enterprise manifest themselves in contemporary fashion marketing in the West and Asia and how cities such as London and Shanghai build fashion identities through their engagement with city branding. View Dr Radclyffe-Thomas's full profile here.
Edwin Phiri is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and subject leader (Marketing) in the Fashion Business School at LCF. Edwin has an MBA in Strategic Marketing and is a passionate and keen marketer whose subject and research interests include: marketing, marketing communications, branding management and strategy.
Olga Mitterfellner is an internationally experienced fashion marketing professional and lecturer specialising in strategic fashion branding, marketing and PR. Olga holds a BA in Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing and an MA in Textile Futures and is a fashion blogger (fashionblogga) and contributing editor to the academic online platform Worn Through. Olga has worked in the fashion industry in Europe and Asia and is fluent in five languages. Olga is a member of the British Sociological Association and the Association of Dress Historians and an Associate and Chartered member of the International Textile Institute and continues to research smart textiles and contribute to textiles through her own label, Fuselage.
Rosemary Varley is the subject director (marketing and retail) and research coordinator for the Fashion Business School and is responsible for academic curriculum and research development. She teaches fashion brand strategy across courses and her research interests focus on the relationship between fashion brands and their retail environment. She has authored Retail Product Management, co-authored Principles of Retail Management, and presented a wide variety of conference papers.View Rosemary Varley's full profile here.
Edward Stammers is (Acting) programme director for the Fashion Business Programme.
Louise Stuart Trainer is a Lecturer in cosumer insights. With 10 years’ experience in trend forecasting, Louise’s knowledge of consumer research, insights and innovation informs her role as Lecturer in Consumer Insights at the Fashion Business School, LCF. Louise teaches prospective fashion business professionals how to innovate and think ahead in order to succeed in the fashion industry. Louise seeks to open students’ eyes to the world around them, showing them how to pinpoint trends, and to develop new ideas through creative thinking. She brings her expertise in trend forecasting to the fashion business environment, underpinning ideas for campaigns, events and new products with an understanding of how they link to current and future macro trends. Externally, Louise works on freelance projects that utilise her abilities to research, write and compile tailored trend forecasting reports for trend agencies. This includes research into sectors, demographics and geographical areas, to uncover potential for brands to innovate around consumer preferences and to inform new product development.
Rob Lakin is the creative director for the Fashion Business School, and started his career designing fashion menswear, womenswear and childrenswear, working for a number of brands within Coats Viyella plc and the Sears Group plc. He has extensive experience of Far East product development, manufacturing, sourcing, and CMT operations. From 2008 to 2013 Rob headed up London College of Fashion’s Flexible Programme: a unique specialist portfolio of part time undergraduate courses representing fashion business, fashion media, and fashion design. He has been responsible for enhancing the student experience through the development of a creative curriculum, with a variety of live industry collaborative projects including CoolBrands, Brands Incorporated, and Amnesty International. Rob continues to make a major contribution to the creative identity of the School through the design and development of new courses aimed at international students allowing them to successfully prepare for an exciting academic undergraduate career at London College of Fashion.
Craig Crawford is founder of CrawfordIT, a London-based consultancy that drives momentum and growth through digital innovation for brands such as Hugo Boss, Jaeger, matchesfashion.com, Diane von Furstenberg, MaxMara, and Tory Burch. Prior to this, Craig Crawford was Burberry’s VP in IT Strategy, Architecture and Relationships for seven years. As a creative with nearly 30 years’ experience in global fashion brands, Craig is often referred to as “the right brain of IT.” Craig is also chairman of Product Innovation Apparel, where he connects global industry leaders and technology innovators. He advises fashion tech start-ups in both the UK and US. His articles, videos, and webcasts appear on both sides of the Atlantic. As an Adviser for London College of Fashion, Craig brings industry relevance to the classroom.
Johnny Martin FCA is Entrepreneur in Residence at London College of Fashion. He is professionally, The Numbers Coach – an experienced director who now passionately explains business numbers and jargon to help young businesses find their business model. He is a British Library Business & IP Centre partner and runs regular workshops, as well as being a mentor for the Royal College of Art Innovation Unit.