Dr Kevin Almond

Dr Kevin Almond


I have held various appointments in the fashion industry and academia. I have published widely and research interests include: Creative Pattern Cutting, Clothing/Fashion Dichotomies, Sculptural Thinking in Fashion, Fashion as Masquerade. Research Areas

  • Suffering in fashion: Links that expose issues in the production of garments and their appropriation as fashionable items
  • Body shaping and the presentation of the fashionable ideal of self
  • How fashion has mirrored change in UK society
  • Bespoke Tailoring: The Luxury and Heritage we can afford
  • Fashion in Clubland: The safe space for glamour
  • Expression and Repression: The presentation of self
  • Creative pattern cutting
  • Fashion and obesity
  • Fashion/Clothing Dichotomies
  • 1940s fashion
  • The creative economy and aesthetic market place
  • Sculptural thinking in fashion


  • Leader of Textiles and Fashion Research Group
<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD
  • MDes (RCA)
  • BA (Hons)
  • PG Cert (Research Supervision)
  • FHEA

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy
  • Member of Steering Committee Association of Fashion and Textile Courses
  • Member, The Northern Society of Costume and Textiles
  • Member, Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry
  • Member, The British Fashion Council Colleges Forum
  • Nominated Trustee of The Costume Society – 2013 - 2016
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