Contributor Emma Davenport


Emma Davenport is a London based contributor who covers academic fashion and dress events both in the capital and across the UK.

Emma currently teaches Critical and Contextual Studies at The Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan University. Her specific interests are dress and ethics, fashion curation and design education. In 2011, Emma had a consulting role on ClosetSwap, a web-based game produced by Channel 4, aimed at a youth audience to raise national awareness about sustainable fashion.

Having completed a MSc in Social Anthropology at Brunel University and a MA in History of Design at the Royal College of Art/V&A Museum, Emma has taught fashion history/theory at University of Creative Arts, University of East London and the Foundation of International Education.

With a background in social anthropology, education and design history, Emma’s approach to fashion scholarship is multi-disciplinary. Always with the student perspective in mind, her research focuses on ways to engage learners with the subject through exhibitions, objects and texts, as well as specific pedagogies favoured by fashion and dress scholars in the UK.

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