Sarah Braddock-Clarke

Job title
Senior Lecturer
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Sarah E. Braddock Clarke studied Textile Design at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton at Winchester, gaining a BA(Hons) Degree with an exchange award at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, USA. She then gained a MFA in Fiber from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Sarah is a freelance lecturer, writer, curator and consultant with a research focus on advanced materials / technologies and their applications to fashion / performance sportswear and their dissemination through fashion photography and marketing / promotion. She lectures internationally, and her books as co-author include: Digital Visions for Fashion + Textiles: Made in Code (2012); Techno Textiles 2: Revolutionary Fabrics for Fashion and Design (2005); SportsTech: Revolutionary Fabrics, Fashion & Design (2002) and Techno Textiles: Revolutionary Fabrics for Fashion & Design (1999) – all published by Thames & Hudson. Exhibitions she has co-curated include Make it Mine for VF Corporation, USA (2012); Rewind into the Future, Kaunas Biennial Textile ’11 (2011); Future Textiles: Fast Wear for Sport & Fashion (2005); Edge: The Influence of Sportswear (2002); Fabric of Fashion (international, touring Europe 2000-02) and 2010: Textiles and New Technology (international, touring Europe 1994-96).

She is currently preparing for her next venture – a PhD by published works.


YearQualificationAwarding body
MFA in Fiber
University of Michigan
BA (Hons) in Textile Design (2:1)
Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton

Honours and awards


Award for Outstanding Research, Falmouth University

Goldsmiths College, University of London

Cabinet Office, London

Arts Council, London

Crafts Council, London

Diamond Valley Art Award, Victoria, Australia

University of Michigan

British Universities North America Club, London

East Midlands Arts

Winchester School of Art

Research outputs

Publications and research outputs


Braddock-Clarke, Sarah (2016) Embellishment - Encapsulated and Energised: Technology Meets Tradition in the Work of Alice Archer. Embellishment - Encapsulated and Energised: Technology Meets Tradition in the Work of Alice Archer, 73 (73). pp. 22-25. ISSN 9-771742-254037-73 Item availability may be restricted.
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Braddock-Clarke, Sarah (2016) The Golden Hour: Borak Aksu's Summer Dressing. Selvedge, 70 (70). pp. 22-25. ISSN 9-771742-254037-70 Item availability may be restricted.
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Braddock-Clarke, Sarah (2015) Quiet Revolutions. Quiet Revolutions, 65 (65). pp. 22-25. ISSN 9-771742-254037-65 Item availability may be restricted.
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Braddock-Clarke, Sarah (2014) Coming Undone - Making Fashion By Not Making Fashion: The 'Un-ness' of Rei Kawakubo. Selvedge, 56 (56). pp. 61-63. ISSN 9-771742-254020-56 Item availability may be restricted.
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Book Chapter

Clarke, Sarah E. Braddock and Quinn, Bradley (2012) Interview with Bradley Quinn. In: Fashion Futures. Merrell Publishers Ltd, London, pp. 90-91. ISBN 978-1858945637

Clarke, Sarah E. Braddock (2011) Rewind-Play-Fast Forward. In: Kaunas Biennial Textile '11: Rewind into the Future. Kaunas Artist Support Fund, Kaunas, Lithuania. ISBN 978-9955-9587-4-1
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Conference or Workshop Item

Braddock-Clarke, Sarah (2016) The New Millennium - Future Fabrics for Fashion. In: The New Millennium Era: The Future of Textiles, 23 June 2016, Tokyo Zokei University, Tokyo, Japan.


Clarke, Sarah E. Braddock and Harris, Jane (2012) Digital Visions for Fashion and Textiles: Made in Code. Thames and Hudson Ltd. ISBN 9780500516447 Item not available from this repository.

Research students

Current research students

Supervisor as Subject Specialist on PhD Supervising Team (Director of Studies Deborah Sugg Ryan and Supervisor Fiona Hackney) for Julie Ripley (part-time PhD) entitled - To Catch a Wave: The Development of Cultural and Commercial Communities Around Devon and Cornwall’s Visual and Material Surfing Heritage (October 2012–17).


Courses taught

BA (Hons) Fashion Design
BA (Hons) Performance Sportswear Design
BA (Hons) Fashion Photography
BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing

Professional engagement