Course Leader, Sustainable Fashion MA (Online)
Tom Crisp was born in Kent, and currently lives and works in Falmouth. He received his BA in Menswear from Ravensbourne University in London and his Menswear MA from London’s Royal College of Art in 2012.
Crisp came to public attention in 2010 when he won the 2010 Menswear Award at Graduate Fashion Week and went on to win the British Fashion Council Scholarship Award for his postgraduate study the same year. He is now a member of the BFC Scholars network. While at the RCA he won a London Olympic Committee competition to design the medal ceremony costumes for the London 2012 Olympic Games which are now kept in the V&A Archive in London alongside winning competitions with Umbro and IFF.
His career has spanned many different sides of fashion through a portfolio of different fashion industry roles. He has worked as a menswear designer based in London, New York and Amsterdam for luxury fashion houses after showcasing his own collection at London Fashion Week Men's straight after university. Leaving design, he took on a role as a trend forecaster where the sustainability journey started in earnest and as a fashion consultant. He moved onwards into education where he worked as a fashion lecturer and Course Leader of Bespoke Tailoring introducing sustainability to the curriculums before joining Falmouth University.
Taking a step back from fashion to reassess the industry, he pivoted into a Learning Designer role at Falmouth while engaging in research into imagination infrastructures, fashion sustainability, regenerative processes and social innovation design leading to writing this MA and becoming Course Leader.
He also works with the Loveland Community project developing a fibre farm showcase for Cornwall and is involved in imagination projects for various companies.
|2018||Postgraduate Diploma, Learning and Teaching in Higher Education||Norwich University of the Arts|
|2012||MA Fashion Menswear||Royal College of Art|
|2010||BA(Hons) Fashion Menswear||Ravensbourne University London|
Honors and awards
British Fashion Council MA Scholarship Award, Royal College of Art
Menswear Designer of the Year, Graduate Fashion Week
Engagement with professional associations and societies
- Design Thinking