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

About

Alice Payne, 2017 (image: The Weekend Edition)

I am a designer, researcher, and senior lecturer in Fashion at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

As a designer, my interest in design for sustainability led me to explore technical approaches to design for disassembly and modularity, with embellished textile surfaces created using layering, knotting, topstitching, shadow quilting and laser cutting techniques.

In 2011, one of my design projects, ThinkLifecycle, won the Unique Enterprise category of the Fashioning the Future Awards from The Centre for Sustainable Fashion, London College of Fashion. My work is featured in the book A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion, Bloomsbury, 2014 alongside leading international designers in the area of fashion and sustainability.

In 2013 I completed my doctoral project ‘Design, Sustainability, and Australian Mass-Market Fashion’. Since then I continue to research the fashion design process, the fashion industry, and the problem of design for sustainability within the fashion context.

As a lecturer I teach undergraduate units in fashion design and sustainable fashion, and also supervise postgraduate students.

Contact details are available on my QUT staff profile.