Since becoming the course leader for Fashion Contour five years ago, Catherine Fuller has worked on a range of industry-led student projects and has reacted to extensive industry feedback to ensure London College of Fashion (LCF) graduates are fully prepared to meet the demands and challenges of the fast-paced lingerie industry at all market levels.
Nicola Johnson joined LCF in October 2016 and shares Catherine’s vision for the course; which is to nurture creativity, embrace technology, celebrate innovative approaches to contour design and to ensure that graduates can continue to pursue their own entrepreneurial aspirations and engage in an increasing variety of graduate destinations within the contour and wider fashion industries.
Between them, Catherine and Nicola have nearly 70 years’ of experience within the contour industry at all levels.
During a varied career in design, manufacturing and product development, buying and merchandising and brand development both in the UK and the US, Catherine has worked for major US retailers including Macy’s and Victoria’s Secret.
Nicola joined LCF from Courtaulds, where she was the design director. Prior to this, she was the design executive for Delta Galil, a global manufacturer of private label apparel.
Fashion Contour students have recently worked on design projects with Coco de Mer, Fleur of England, Cromat New York and Debenhams.
Graduates from this course have worked for a number of prestigious companies, including Marks and Spencer, Agent Provocateur, Gilda and Pearl, Concepts Paris, Edge 0’Beyond, Tesco, Stella McCartney Lingerie, Aura, Playful Promises, Paolita, Debenhams and Ultimo.
Catherine is retiring from London College of Fashion in December 2017, with Nicola taking over as head course leader. She will continue teaching part time at the university until the end of the current academic year. Lingerie Insight wishes her all the best for the future.
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Company: Fashion Contour, London College of Fashion
Address: 20 John Prince’s St, Marylebone, London W1G 0BJ
Tel: 020 7514 7400
Focus: Lingerie and swimwear design