School of Fine & Performing Arts
College of Arts
As the product of a highly creative fashion education Victoria has enjoyed a varied career spanning fashion, costume, styling and fashion illustration. On graduating from Middlesex Polytechnic in 1992 she gained the position of fashion Illustrator for designer John Richmond, going on to work in costume design for the BBC, commercial television and film industries. She was also commissioned by Dorling Kindersley Publishing to develop a series of costumes for children’s books. In 1996 she gained a PGCE from Bretton Hall College, University of Leeds and after a short period in education moved to Italy to expand her professional profile. She created race wear for Ferrari and Formula 3 teams, womenswear collections for Milan based ’10 Corso Como’ and won the award for ‘Best Dressed Formula 3 Team of 2000’. This move into niche sportswear resulted in collaborations with specialist companies including Fillatice SPA, Lineltex and Comp International SPA. In 2002 Victoria returned to the UK to launch her own successful fashion consultancy, delivering bespoke style experiences through public lectures, workshops, private consultations and BBC radio appearances. She still works actively in this field. A diverse career and inexhaustible passion for her subject led her into higher education and academia in 2006 when she joined the University of Lincoln as a sessional lecturer. She became a Senior Lecturer in 2010 and Programme Leader in August 2014. Her attentions are currently directed at expanding the new and highly innovative BA (Hons) Fashion degree, which launched in September 2015.
BA (Hons) Fashion Programme Leader Level 3 Year Tutor Personal Academic Tutor Module Leader; Professional Practice and Negotiated Project Programme development, PR, marketing and profile enhancement Student engagement Fashion show production Industry links; guest speakers, placements, internships, exchange programmes Schools and college liaison
Conceptual design approaches, fashion and costume design, portfolio development, fashion illustration, trend analysis, styling, critical and creative thinking.
Fashion Consultant and Personal Stylist Freelance Fashion Illustrator Style Presenter, BBC Radio