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
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  • PhD
  • MDes (RCA)
  • BA (Hons)
  • PG Cert
  • 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
  • Member of Advisory Board Journal of Dress History
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