Originality in Design, Defining Your Own Territory

WKSC 201, Beirut campus

The Department of Art & Design is hosting a lecture by Alison Welsh titled: “Originality in Design: Defining Your Own Territory”.

Alison Welsh is Head of Fashion Research at Manchester Metropolitan University. She graduated in Fashion Design at Newcastle Polytechnic and worked as a menswear designer for 10 years. She was a Trend Forecaster and a member of the British Textile Colour Group. Welsh headed up the award-winning BA (Hons) Fashion course within the Manchester School of Art for 20 years. She has also been a trustee of Graduate Fashion Week since 2004. Her work explores the use of contemporary craft within garment design and artisanal hand-produced textiles through collaborative projects, such as Field to Fashion and Hand Made. Experimental collaborations with ceramist Professor Stephen Dixon and Clare Curneen has produced outputs such as Refuge: Ropner’s Ghost Ship which investigates the crossover between design, craft, and art.