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Laura Jones

Lecturer

Laura lectures in fashion design, creative pattern cutting and fashion theory and history, having amassed a wealth of knowledge working in and around the fashion industry for more than fifteen years.

Laura began her career as a costumier for Angels Costumes, before becoming a freelance costume maker, stylist and researcher for many feature films and TV productions, including Batman Begins, Tomb Raider 2 and Peep Show.

After returning to education she graduated in 2006 with a degree in Menswear Fashion Design and worked as a menswear designer, pattern cutter, garment technologist and consultant for high-end labels such as Nicole Farhi and Vivienne Westwood.

Laura has also set up and run her own fashion label, showing her collections at both London and Paris fashion weeks, with stockists in China, Japan and across the UK.

In 2015 Laura graduated with a Masters in The History and Culture of Fashion from the London College of Fashion (UAL), where she focussed her study on 19th Century Jewish Tailoring, a subject in which she is now a leading expert.

Since graduating Laura has played a fundamental role in producing a major exhibition focussing on the development of men’s high-street fashion, held at the Jewish Museum in London, as well as working as a Visiting Lecturer at the London College of Fashion.

Laura continues to develop her research profile and is publishing her work in the international academic journal Fashion, Style and Popular Culture. 

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