Shee Fun Chan
Shee Fun Chan is the course leader. After graduating in BA Fashion and Textiles from Ravensbourne, she has worked a variety of roles in the industry over the past 15 years including accessory design/production and showroom sales for Ann-Sofie Back, with collections sold internationally in Opening Ceremony Korea, Ooga Booga NY and featured in publications including i-D, 10 and Vogue. After gaining a PG Cert in Innovative Pattern Cutting from Central Saint Martins she worked as a freelance pattern cutter for clients including Mulberry, Danielle Scutt and Antipodium. She has recently completed an MA in Academic Practice at UAL exploring Values in Design.
A graduate from LCF Fashion Design and Technology: Womenswear BA, and coming from a fine art background, Keren has always been interested in using a variety of media to express her vision. After working with a range of London based designers, she opened her own Womenswear and Accessories label and exhibited bi-annually during London and Paris Fashion weeks. Keren has been teaching multidisciplinary subjects including traditional leatherwork, life drawing, ethics & sustainability, CAD, design and 3D realisation. Her ongoing research in the Indian Himalayas is focusing on how Buddhist artistic practice has been changing the structure of the community.
Amber Brierley is an alumnus of Central Saint Martin’s MA Fashion course. She has worked within accessory design for the luxury market, as a stylist for commercial stock library content and more recently is developing a range of British made, sustainable, active wear. Working in higher education since 2003, with experience at numerous Higher Education Institutes, including both undergraduate and MA Level. Research interests include defining threshold concepts within the discipline of fashion design and developing inclusive teaching practices.
Xandra Drepaul graduated in BA Fashion Design at Ryerson University. She has worked in industry as a pattern cutter for brands such as COS and Gareth Pugh as well as freelancing for Mulberry, Christopher Kane and Alexa Chung. She has recently worked on a collaborative project with Stephen Jones from local business Cactus Leather with the aim of developing a sustainable future for this craft business.
Philippa Hino graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in BA Hons in Fashion. Her career in womenswear design spans over 15 years working with brands across the working as a multi-product designer across luxury, denim and commercial market, such as Gareth Pugh, Victoria Beckham, 7 For All Mankind and French Connection. Pipa co-founded concept store 3939shop, has worked on costume design for Theo Adams Company as well as collaborative design projects with Courtney Love. She has also recently worked with sustainable online retailer Reve En Vert to develop their in-house collection. Philippa is a Designer Lecture in FDT Womenswear and continues her work as a freelance consultant.
Marie Maisonneuve is imaginative, experimental and passionate about the discipline of fashion design. Her identity as a designer was developed through a BA at Middlesex and an MA at the Royal College of Art. Marie’s work shows a strong commitment to experimental shapes and colour combinations, with importance given to texture. She also runs CONGREGATIONdesign which is an anonymous creative collective aimed to disrupt creation, production and sale processes to deliver a collection of things, thoughts and fun.
Joao Maraschin graduated from the MA Womenswear course at London College of Fashion. He worked for Wales Bonner, JWAnderson and Lacoste before launching his eponymous business. His practice explores ways in which fashion can foster new relationships with people and environment, nurture intersections between craftsmanship and technology, and create bridges between local artisanal communities and the global industry landscape. Joao Maraschin was nominated one of the Circular Fashion Summit 2021 Honourees and won the Drapers Sustainable Award in 2021. He shows his work at London Fashion Week and has developed collections in collaboration with many suppliers and brands, one of the most recent being MCQ. Joao’s brand was also recently shortlisted for the semi-finals of the 2023 LVMH Prize.
Aimee Mclachlan is an alumnus of Goldsmiths MA in Fashion, Expanded Design Practice . She began working as a women's wear designer for Coppernob, Duck and Cover and Red or Dead within the commercial market, within styling teams for LA stylist Jessica Pastor and Monique Bean for celebrity red carpet events, parties and photoshoots for film premier, campaigns (H&M), Neiman Marcus catalogue and bill board advertising, Illustrator for magazines(various) and print for textiles (Red or Dead). Working in higher education since 2008, with experience at numerous Higher Education Institutes, including both undergraduate and FE. Research interests include the use of craft from familiar, domestic to a means of existing ethical practise as contemporary framework of slower fashion production.
Crimson O’Shea graduated from Central Saint Martins (BA) Hons Fashion: Fashion Design and Womenswear and went on to study MA Textile Design at the Royal College of Art. She is a multi-disciplinary designer working across both womenswear and textiles. As a designer she has experience of working in the studios of John Galliano and Diane von Furstenberg. As a freelancer she has created and sold her original designs across luxury, sportswear, mid-market and formal wear to brands including Lululemon, Guy Larouche, Monsoon and Thomas Pink. She has an extensive portfolio in Fashion Design education. She has taught internationally and is currently Year 1 Leader on BA Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear.
Cornelia Rudolph Sheehy
Cornelia Rudolph Sheehy has a background in tailoring – her creative pattern cutting skills were enhanced at Vivienne Westwood before she took up a position as Head of Atelier at Peter Pilotto. She has worked on in-house collections, show specials and made-to-measure garments. Conny has experience of setting up and managing the whole studio process; liaising with designers and creative directors and technical development teams, conducting design and technical fittings and leading on fit and finish standards. Conny is always eager to find creative ways to inspire confidence in students.
Jessica Saunders is the programme director for the Fashion Design Programme, which includes BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Menswear, BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear and BA (Hons) Fashion Jewellery. Read Jessica Saunders' full profile here.
Rob Phillips is the creative director for the School of Design and Technology. Trained in fashion womenswear, surface textiles: print, menswear and illustration Rob went on to become the fashion editor for International Textiles magazine and consultant for fashion brands. Rob's broad skill set of fashion design, process, graphics, presentation, typography, advertising and communication led to his appointment as Creative Director of Fashion Forecast magazine, where his progressive work promoting young fashion talent garnered him much acclaim from industry. Rob continues to nurture talent at LCF across all courses within the School, teaching holistically about fashion, developing the students’ full potential so they can make their unique contribution to the fashion industry. He furthers the work of the College through many routes, including industry projects, collaborations and competitions. He also curates and directs the School’s events including fashion shows, films, photoshoots, publications and exhibitions. Rob continues to contribute to industry as a fashion commentator (BBC, The Guardian, SHOWstudio and more) and as creative consultant for fashion brands. Read Rob Phillips' full profile here.