Jane Bowler: After graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2010, Bowler established her London fashion studio. Driven by a passion for process, materials, innovation and craftsmanship; the studio creates tactile surfaces which naturally evolve into fashion artefacts. Bowler’s work has been featured in some of the world’s most respected fashion publications, photographed by Nick Knight and Rankin, appeared in film and TV, and has gained a significant celebrity following with the likes of little Mix, Arianne Grande, and Nicki Minaj loaning her pieces. Her work has been exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Somerset House and in private showrooms during Paris and London Fashion week.
Bowler developed her education profile whilst working at multiple universities and other high-profile institutions. Her workshops and lectures have been delivered at the V&A Museum, the Design Museum and alongside the British council in Europe and Asia. Her ongoing interest in design and social impact, has also led her to work with charities such as the Princes Trust, Mind, and the Breast Cancer Charity; Walk the Walk.
Eunju MacMahon: Eunju has interwoven teaching and professional practice within the fashion industry throughout her career. Having led multiple design teams in Seoul, Eunju chose the London College of Fashion to complete her MA in Fashion Design and Technology.
Eunju continued to forge her industry credentials as Head of Design for global brands in London and Los Angeles, as well as running her own London design studio which exhibited collections in Paris and London. With her extensive design experience in both womenswear and menswear, she has returned to her alma mater, to teach and inspire the next generation of leaders in fashion.
Mariana Lima: After completing her BA in Fashion at Veiga de Almeida University/Zuzu Angel Institute (IZA/UVA) in Rio de Janeiro, Mariana began her career as a pattern cutter, developing garments for both ready-to-wear and runway for numerous designers in Rio de Janeiro. She also set up and ran her own brand, Sukha.
In 2011, she first came to London for a PG Cert in creative pattern cutting at LCF, and in 2013 she relocated to London permanently. Since then, Mariana has been working as in-house/freelance pattern cutter in London for various companies, including Emilia Wickstead, Alexander McQueen, and JW Anderson, as well as collaborating with independent designers and artists.
Her practical involvement with garment making triggered her interest in the techniques that have been used throughout time to make garments, how they developed, and how they can be applied to contemporary practice. In 2018 she completed an MA in History of Design at the Royal College of Arts/Victoria and Albert Museum, where she investigated material innovations in sixteenth-century garment making, with a particular focus on tailoring practices, and the use of non-woven materials in dress.
James White: Graduating in BA Fashion Design from Falmouth University, James has since has worked a variety of roles in the industry spanning men’s bespoke shirting on Jermyn Street to womenswear RTW; across a vast range of departments including pattern making, cutting, production and ultimately specialising in product and fabric development. James’ work has been showcased in trend forecasting publications such as ‘The Wool Lab’ as well as winning him the ‘European Young Designers Contest’ in 2015, and has worked on creative one off projects, collaborating with other stylists and designers to create pieces for editorial shoots, magazines and film.
Emma Hamshare: Emma is an Artist, Designer and Academic with a focus on health and tactile technology. She is an experienced creative problem solver with wide ranging expertise in material development and fashion business. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2019 Emma has worked in design research to create innovative textiles and garments for Fairspace at Imperial College, to improve the health of astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Addressing contemporary material and spatial challenges, Emma works at the intersection of often delineated disciplines and her artwork echoes the symphonies of everyday life. Emma has worked across several courses and institutions and is passionate about motivating and empowering others to create.
Ana Ogunsanya: Ana is a Designer, Maker and Educator, who places emphasis on craft, culture, and creativity. A graduate of Central St Martins and the Royal College of Art in Fashion Womenswear. Ana has worked in various design and product development roles, with brands such as Lanvin, Givenchy, Michiko Koshino, Design works and Physiolab Technologies.
Ana aims to bring a collaborative and industry reflective approach to her teaching, with her interests in, fashion, textiles, designing for diverse bodies, Afrofemcentrism and responsible designer-maker, to which she places emphasis on process and innovation. With the creativity and responsible design now at the core of Ana's ethos she is committed to exploring this with students in the context of design education.