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Elinor Renfrew

Course director, BA (Hons) Fashion Course, Kingston University.

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Overview

Elinor graduated from St Martin's School of Art with an MA in Fashion. After 15 years working in the fashion industry, including launching her own label, she began her career in higher education in Melbourne, Australia. On returning to the UK she was a part-time lecturer at Machester Metropolitan University. She later became a senior lecturer and then course leader at Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication. She then moved on to become Course Director of the BA (Hons) Fashion course at Kingston University, raising the profile of the department and securing international sponsorship internships and graduate destinations for this award-winning course. Elinor validated the new MA Fashion course after directing the MA Fashion for Industry for two years.

She is currently an external examiner for the BA Fashion & Textiles course at University of West England, Bristol, and the PG Certificate in Creative Pattern Cutting at Central St Martins College of Art. She is also now a consultant with Arts Thread Recruitment in London, and has just co-authored a fashion text book for AVA Publishing. She is also on the British Fashion Council Colleges Steering Committee.  

Qualifications

Year gained Subject
1996 - 1997 PGCE
1979 - 1981 St Martin's School of Art, MA Fashion.
1975 - 1979 Preston Polytechnic, BA (Hons) Fashion.

Career Highlights

Year Position held
2005 - 2007 Course director for MA Fashion for Industry, Kingston University.
2004 - Course director, BA (Hons) Fashion course, Kingston University.
2003 - 2004 Course leader, Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, BA Fashion (Menswear, Textiles/Promotion). Established the placement programme with industry.
2000 - 2003 Senior lecturer, placement co-ordinator, Ravensbourne Fashion Show organiser.
1998 - 2000 Benenden (Boarding) School Ltd. Head of 6th form Art Textiles department, Breakthrough Charity fashion show co-ordinator.
1998 - 2000 Edinburgh College of Art, visiting lecturer, BA (Hons) Fashion, Textiles and Performance Art.
1994 - 1996 Part-time lecturer, BTEC Fashion, The Manchester Metropolitan University/ Visiting lecturer, BTEC Fashion, Mid-Cheshire College, Diploma in Foundation Studies.
1991 - 1993 Part-time lecturer, BA (Hons) Fashion with Merchandising, The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia.

Research

Elinor has just co-authored "Developing a Collection" - a fashion text book for AVA Publishing.

 

Professional Body Membership

Graduate Fashion Week Colleges Committee

British Fashion Council Colleges Council

Fashion and Textiles Association

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