Prof. Bruce Montgomery, Chair in Design Craftsmanship and Caryn Franklin, howtolookgood.com and allwalks.org discussed the tactile and emotional aspects to design and products and how this impacts upon our appreciation of them.

Caryn Franklin is former fashion editor of i-D Magazine, Caryn Franklin has been a fashion commentator for 29 years. She presented of the BBC’s Clothes Show for 12 years and produced numerous documentaries and various other TV programmes as well as 4 books. Working in education throughout her career and an ardent campaigner, she has co-chaired Fashion Targets Breast Cancer for 15 years; is Ambassador of the LCF Centre of Sustainability, and co founded the award winning All Walks Beyond the Catwalk.

Bruce Montgomery is an internationally acclaimed Menswear Design Consultant, who before joining the School of Design worked as a menswear designer for a number of notable fashion houses including Luciano Soprani, Moschino, Katherine Hamnett and Nigel Cabourn before becoming Menswear Design Director for the DAKS brand worldwide where he showed his collections for the "Daks Luxury Line" on the catwalk at Milan Menswear Fashion Week. Rewarded as Emeritus Chairman of teh British Menswear Guild committee, he has spoken at numerous fashion events and conferences and had work published on fashion and craftsmanship. His research investigates ‘Touch’: as well being; as a design tool; as a method of communication; as a physical experience; and as a Learning and Teaching experience.

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