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July 2019 - December 2021
Dubai Institute for Design & Innovation
- Lecturer in Fashion Design
A showcase of student work and bio material “cookbook”. This booklet showcases the work of students at the Dubai Institute of Design & Innovation (DIDI) and aims to inspire educators, students and fashion designers to explore the potential of cooking up your own materials. Curated by Noorin Khamisani and Vanessa Gate. December 2021.
While the pandemic has had a tremendous negative impact on societies, it has nonetheless provided us with a sort of living lab for investigating and exposing consolidated models of design education. The design studio, often conceptualized as a spatio-temporally inhabited milieu with translocal norms and conventions, became a blended environment whe...
During the Covid-19 global pandemic the majority of fashion design education had been moved online due to the numerous lockdowns that disrupted university education internationally. In this research project, we explored this rapid digital shift, with a view to uncovering what it could teach us about future teaching and learning methods. It is impor...
In future, if all garments are to have multiple lives, how would this change the design process? This practice-based exploratory research project was designed to provide a conceptual model for a new fashion design process for circularity. The concept of designing garments specifically for the rental market or to have multiple users is still in its...
If we accept the premise that upcycling is a design process for a sustainable circular fashion industry, this chapter poses the question, ‘how can we evolve fashion education in response’? Upcycling is more than reworking used garments into new, higher value items. It points to a new design process, fit for a future where we live within planetary b...