Job: Senior Lecturer
Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities
School/department: School of Fashion and Textiles
Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH
T: +44 (0)116 257 7587
Claire Lerpiniere is a Senior Lecturer in textile design with over 20 years of teaching experience. This has been particularly focused on the studio practice of textile design, and its intersection with the human and ecological impacts of textiles. Her teaching and research supervision focuses on presenting students with alternative technologies and conceptual frameworks to develop the sustainable and ethical practice of textile design, for fashion and interiors. She has published and shared research on these areas in peer-reviewed outputs, at conferences and symposia, for radio, and at publicly attended events. Claire’s research is centred on practical and conceptual approaches for paradigm shifts to create a fully ethical and sustainable fashion and textiles industry. Areas of focus are: slow-fashion models of consumption, fibre sourcing, properties and performances in terms of sustainability, garment lifespan, supply chain transparency, emotional attachment and emotional significance of garments, and textile thinking methods. She is currently supervising practice-based and theoretical PhDs in the areas of sustainable textile innovations, design and craft for affect and attachment, and the experience of everyday culture.
Institute of Art and Design
Click here for a full listing of Claire Lerpiniere's publications and outputs.
'The Fabric Snapshot – Phenomenology, Fashion, and Family Memory'. In: E. Rouse, (ed). IFFTI 2009: Fashion & Wellbeing? Proceedings of the 2009 International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes Conference, April 2-3, London, pp.279-290.
'The Inspiration Board: Visually Evidencing the Hermeneutic Circle'. In: Wade, Sally and Walton, Kerry (eds.) Futurescan: Mapping the Territory, Proceedings of the 2009 Association of Fashion and Textiles Courses Conference, November 17-18 2009, Liverpool, pp.24-29.
Sustainable textiles - fibre to fabricEthical fashion and textiles, including ecological, social, and employment practice impactsTextile thinking Emotional and affective textile designPhenomenological research methodsGarment lifespan
Sustainable textiles - concepts and practiceEthical fashion and textilesTextile design principles and studio practiceProfessional practice in textile design (branding, employability, careers)Live projects in textile design (studio-based competition and industry briefs)Dissertation supervision
PhD Design TheoryPGCE Post- Compulsory EducationMA Design and ManufactureBA (Hons) Textile Design
Design Research Society (DRS)
Conference presentation: ‘The Textile Snapshot’.At: Love Objects: Engaging Material Culture – National College of Art and Design, Dublin, 13-14 Feb 2008.
Nalinee Netithammakorn ‘Enzyme-catalysed bioprocesses for sustainable coloration and pattern design of wool and flax textile fabrics' (2nd supervisor)Jisook Harn ‘Development of laser technology for fabric surface modification and patterning’ (2nd supervisor)Laura Parsons ‘Valourising Hidden Culture’ (2nd supervisor) Charlotte Wilkinson 'Application of holograms to handblown glass' (2nd supervisor)
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