Creative Networks is Leeds Arts University's major professional events programme with talks from a diverse group of high profile speakers from across the creative industries to entertain, challenge and inspire.
Join us as we delve into the world of sustainable fashion, from both a design and research point of view.
Alexander Taylor is an industrial designer who established his design studio in 2002. The products he creates are informed by ongoing research, development and collaborations with the industry’s finest minds, working towards the most appropriate and innovative solutions.
After working with the likes of ClassiCon, Zanotta and Alexander McQueen, he was approached by Adidas in 2008 to work on a project for the London Olympic Games. Challenged with creating something completely new for the footwear industry, he developed PrimeKnit, which was hailed as one of the most sustainable and innovative products ever produced by the brand. The technology is now used in the making of tens of millions of shoes each year. He continues to work with Adidas as a design and innovation consultant.
Amy Twigger Holroyd is a designer, maker, researcher and writer, active in the world of fashion and sustainability.
She founded experimental knitwear label and open craft practice, Keep & Share, in 2004. Amy started out creating collections of 'craft fashion' knitwear, her work evolved to include supporting other people's making, creating experimental pieces for exhibition, academic research and writing.
Now, she uses Keep & Share as a banner for all of her design, making and research work. Whilst occasionally making knitwear to commission for individual customers, from the Keep & Share archive, she is mainly engaged in academic research and teaching.
Thursday 8 March 5:45-8:30pm
Entry is free but booking is essential as places are limited - Click here to book your tickets
Please note the start time of 5:45pm is for drinks prior to when the talk starts at 6:30pm in the lecture theatre.