MY STORY

Expertise 

Design anthropologist, I specialised in the history of children's clothing. The study of the key children's fashion collections in European museums inspired my doctorate thesis on the role of clothing in the education of the child from the 18th century onward (Paris-Sorbonne, 2016). Fellow of the Royal Society of the Encouragement of the Arts and Member of the RSE-Young Academy of Scotland, I champion Public Engagement at all levels and advocate for the benefits of the heritage to the development of the communities and creative industries. 

 

Experience

Director of the Textile Museum, Cholet-France (2002-2012), I initiated and developed the only museum of children's fashion in France. Through partnerships, exhibitions and publications with the fashion industry, I have contributed to the promotion of the unknown heritage of childhood. With Nov-stalgia I offer my expertise to heritage brands wishing to utilise their history,  drawing inspiration from the past, the traditions and the know-how. Since 2013, I have been educating the designers of the future as a lecturer and researcher in Design Anthropology and Fashion History at Heriot-Watt University (Scotland). I live in the Tweed Valley, cradle of the textile industry and land of an outstanding and inspiring heritage.

 

Skills

•Strategy and operational | creative process, marketing and communication 

•Expertise in childhood heritage (clothing), privileged access to public and private archives 

•Teaching, coaching and corporate training 

•Learning through clothes

•Bilingual English (native French)