Kit Neale (he/him)
Programme Director, Textile Design
Before joining Loughborough, I earned international critical and commercial success through the launch of my namesake brand following a diverse career in fashion and textiles. I was fortunate to work with The British Fashion Council and show at London Fashion Week. I went on to craft a successful consultancy career working with several major global brands.
I have collaborated and consulted on numerous special projects, including a global soft furnishings range for IKEA and projects with Coca-Cola, Hallmark, Kew Gardens, Lavazza, and Sky.
Currently, I am working on a publication alongside my teaching and Programme Directorship post at Loughborough University, and I continue to consult with various businesses across the fashion and textile sector.
ACA612 - Design Development for Textile
ACB934 - Fashion Theory
Other modules and codes that I teach into:
ACB621 - Materials, Processes and Conceptual Application
ACB622 - Sampling and Textile Manufacturing
ACC635 - Textiles: Innovation, Exploration and Invention
ACC635 - Final Project Textile Studio Practice
I am currently studying the social psychology and history of textiles in menswear, with a focus on how colour, prints and patterns have evolved in wardrobes through traditional costume and ceremonial dress to contemporary fashion markets.