Louise Chapman

Course Director, BA (Hons) Costume Design and Practice

School of Fashion and Textiles

As Course Director of BA (Hons) Costume Design and Practice with over 15 years’ experience as a costumier, Louise is a passionate and informed communicator on my subject. With the knowledge and industry experience to inspire and enhance student learning, she previously developed the Design for Performance pathway with current undergraduates being featured in Vogue Italia, (2015) and having been shortlisted for the Aesthetica Film prize (2015).

Louise is currently undertaking a practice led PhD at London College of Fashion using the ‘Kate Elizabeth Bunce Collection’, which forms part of an archive of historical dress that she discovered, as her object of study. The archive, dating back to 1775, informs my teaching and is used within modules as primary research embedding dress as a material object within student learning. Continuing to work within my practice she has recently worked in Rio with the Gres Portela School of Samba alongside three level 6 students. As part of the initiative, she lectured at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio De Janeiro (PUC) to introduce fashion students studying in PUC to student work on the pathway.

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