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Anna-Karin Nilsson

Anna-Karin Nilsson, Lecturer, BA (Hons) Marketing & Communication.

 

An Internationally renowned fashion editor and freelance stylist who began her career in fashion as an assistant to the Fashion Director of French Vogue before moving on to become a Fashion Director in her own right and contributing fashion editor to many leading international magazines including ELLE France, ELLE Norway, ELLE Sweden, Vogue Homme, L’Uomo Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar International editions etc. with advertising clients including Givenchy, Cacharel, Burberrys, Mercedes and Louis Vuitton. She has also worked as a fashion PR, Brand Manager and Sales Director since opening her own agency in 2013. Her teaching career began in 2014 for several prestigious International Universities based in Paris.

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Anthony McGrath

Anthony McGrath, Lecturer, HE Programme Lead

 

Anthony’s experience stretches over nearly twenty years. He started out in Mens style magazines and proved himself as both a competent Editor and stylist and went from work experience to Senior Fashion Editor of Loaded Fashion in an 18 month period. As a result of this he was seen as a key player in the Menswear market and lead to him being a highly sort after stylist. Styling and Art directing editorially for Mens Health, Interview, The LA Times and The Saturday Times Magazine to name but a few. The celebrities he has dressed include Ashton Kutcher, Duran Duran, Gerard Butler, Guy Ritchie, Jack Nicolson, James Corden, Johnny Lee Miller, Michael Owen and Steve Coogan and Steve Jones.



Over the years Anthony has styled campaigns for clients including House of Fraser, Emporio Armani, Lacoste and Marks & Spencer. He has consulted and advised brands as diverse as The BBC, Jaguar, Peroni, The Arcadia Group and Vogue Italia on brand progression, re-positioning in the market place, catwalk interpretation & media & PR relations. Due to Anthony’s extensive experience he has been asked by educational institutions, such as London College of Fashion, the Fashion Retail Academy, University of the Creative Arts and Manchester Metropolitan University to write, formulate and teach modules in Fashion, Styling and Fashion Communications.

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Dean Wantling

Dean Wantling, teaches on Level 3 and 4 Fashion Retail courses

 

Dean studied International Fashion Marketing at MMU, in his hometown of Manchester. Following graduation he re-located to London to begin his fashion career working for some of the most dynamic, London fashion PR agencies. He has worked up to management level and in various freelance and consultancy roles. Collectively, Dean has 20 years’ fashion retail experience with brands such as Selfridges, Fred Perry, Levis, Lacoste and Calvin Klein.

Dean has qualified Teaching Status (QTS) after graduating from a PGCE from The University of East London, and has a variety of teaching experience both in the UK and internationally.

His specialism is Marketing, Branding and Public Relations.

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Debbie Taylor

Debbie Taylor, L4 Buying & Merchandising Tutor.

Debbie joined Selfridges as a graduate trainee where she spent 2 years working across all levels of head office before finding her true vocation in Fashion Buying. Over a career spanning 20 years she travelled the world in pursuit of new brands and concepts, working with some of the world’s most famous designers and attending the RTW shows. She has worked across Accessories, Ladies Contemporary and Designer and childrenswear. Her specialities are Brand Buying and Trend development. In 2000 she was awarded the Drapers Record Fashion Buyer of the year and in 2015 the FRA Teacher of the Year Award.

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Grant Ayliffe

Grant Ayliffe, Higher Education Programme Leader.

 

Grant brings 20 years of teaching expertise from both the Academic and Vocational education sectors. His broad experience spans Further Education, Higher Education and Post graduate programmes. Grant has written and developed new learning programmes and worked with existing programmes to develop interactive and blended learning models.

 

A graduate from the Royal College of Art, Grant also started and continues to contribute to a successful Design practice that focuses on graphic design, branding and installation. Grants clients span both the private and public sectors, developing design work for Artists, Fashion Events, IT, Education and Manufacturing. Grant was also a founding partner in a multidisciplinary Design workshop and has ran 2 interior design retail stores in London.

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Helen Farrington

Helen Farrington, L4 Fashion Retail & Garment Technology Tutor.

 

Helen Farrington studied Art and design at the London College of Fashion and after completion began her career as a designer and pattern cutter.

In a career spanning over 32 years she has been a sales director for two of the UK’s largest importers, working across all areas of clothing and began her own children's wear company in 2007. In 2016 she was awarded the FRA Teacher of The Year Award.

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Jo Reynolds

Jo Reynolds, PR & Marketing Tutor.

"After graduating in Fashion Journalism and Promotion at The London College of Fashion, I now have over 20 years of experience within the PR/Marketing industry. I've worked across a number of high profile brands including Patrick Cox, Marc O'Polo, Ben Sherman, Spiewak, Evisu Jeans, Duffer of St George, AG Jeans, J.Lindeberg, Tiger of Sweden and Dr Martens to name but a few. In 2011 I started my own PR & Marketing consultancy where I represent fashion footwear brands, Vagabond, Fiorentini + Baker and jeweller Sophie Harley.  Additionally, I have been teaching at the Fashion Retail Academy since 2009"

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Judean Hallier

Judean Hallier, L3 Fashion Retail Tutor.

 

"Judean has worked within the Retail Operations side of the industry with UK brands Whistles, Dune and LK Bennett, in a career spanning 12 years, before finding her vocation in professional career development and vocational coaching. She has worked within a variety of educational settings including Apprenticeships, delivering Retail, Management and Customer Service training to young people. Her specialist teaching includes starting a business, customer service and retail operations."