Course director, BA (Hons) Fashion Course, Kingston University.
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.
|1996 - 1997||PGCE|
|1979 - 1981||St Martin's School of Art, MA Fashion.|
|1975 - 1979||Preston Polytechnic, BA (Hons) Fashion.|
|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.|
Elinor has just co-authored "Developing a Collection" - a fashion text book for AVA Publishing.
Graduate Fashion Week Colleges Committee
British Fashion Council Colleges Council
Fashion and Textiles Association