Fashion, design & sustainability // teacher / researcher / designer

Dr (of Philosophy)

Today I got the official pronouncement that I’m now Dr Alice Payne. Enormous thanks goes to my supervisor Tiziana and everyone else in Fashion (or formerly in Fashion) at QUT: Suzi, Kath, Kay, Dean, Jane. And biggest thanks to my family – they’re just glad it’s all over.  

First draft

 This is the first draft of my PhD. I carry it everywhere in my backpack, along with my laptop and a half dozen books. I’m like Christian in The Pilgrim’s Progress, worn down by my Burden. Though unlike Christian, I didn’t just pass through Vanity Fair – I’ve spent the past few years researching it. …

Design and Ethics

  The new book Design and Ethics: Reflections on Practice, published by Routledge, is now available. I contributed a chapter on fashion, writing about the role of waste in the fashion system – the creative, immaterial waste as well as the tangible waste.

Fashioning the Future Awards

I am proud to announce that I am one of the winners in the 2011 Fashioning the Future Awards, a fashion and sustainability design competition founded by the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, London College of Fashion. Here is my winning entry: ThinkLifecycle, a content management system for fashion companies to integrate lifecycle strategies within their …

Oxford Conference

In colonial times, Australian women would eagerly await the latest fashion styles coming from Europe… During the 1980s – early 2000s, Australian designers and buyers could easily go across to Europe, buy the latest styles, and then adjust them for the Australian market a season later. It was very convenient having opposing seasons to the fashion …

Gruesome lecture

Me giving a lecture to first years on fashion and sustainability – yeesh, I need to make the content less apocalyptic.