The world's oldest contour fashion course
Contour Fashion at DMU was established in 1947 by the British Corset Industry to support the rise of innovative and technical local designers.
Today it is a course dedicated to intimate apparel design and is widely regarded by industry experts as one of the best in the world.
Over the last 70 years, thousands of our students have dared to be different and created stunning designs which have earned themselves prestigious positions within the industry.
2017 sees a series of events celebrating Contour Fashion’s 70th Birthday, so keep visiting these pages to find out more about each occasion in this very special year.
Contour Fashion Show (London)
Art and Design Degree Show
16-22 June 2017
Heritage Centre Exhibition
There are very few large businesses specialising in lingerie, swimwear, leisurewear and nightwear that have not been influenced, in some way, by our exceptional graduates.
As the course enters its eighth decade, our alumni are still pushing the envelope with innovative creations for some of the biggest names in contour fashion.
DMU graduates can be found working for ASOS, Calvin Klein, Gossard, H&M, Tommy Hilfiger, Aubade, Curvy Kate and Stretchline, among others.
Under the tutelage of Gillian Proctor and her team, many alumni have gone on to create their own labels, causing a sensation when their work has been worn by superstars including Beyoncé, Rita Ora and Paloma Faith.
DMU is proud of every one of our graduates, as well as the outstanding academics, who have helped them take their first steps towards a flourishing professional career.