Professor in Design Craftsmanship, Northumbria School of Design
After graduating from Northumbria’s School of Design in 1984 Bruce Montgomery worked for a Newcastle designer before moving to London to design for Katherine Hamnett.
In 1987 he moved to Italy, where he spent the next seven years working as a menswear designer for various notable Italian fashion houses including Luciano Soprani and Moschino. On his return to London in 1993, he worked as a menswear designer for Jeff Banks, before joining DAKS in 1996 as Menswear Design Director where he was in charge of all aspects of the menswear design business for the brand worldwide, a position he held for 12 years.
During that time Bruce showed his collections for "DAKS Luxury Line" for five consecutive seasons on the catwalk at "Milan Menswear Fashion Week" - receiving excellent reviews in "Vogue.com" and "GQ Style".
Rewarded as Emeritus Chairman of the British Menswear Guild committee, Bruce has been Chairman of a mentoring panel for Graduate Fashion Week, an external examiner for the BA (Hons) Menswear for Central St Martins College and a board member of Skillfast-UK. He is presently consulting for high profile British brands on ‘Made in England’ projects.
Bruce was awarded the Design Advocate award in June 09 by the University of Northumbria. Bruce Montgomery re-joined Northumbria School of Design in September 2009 to take up the role of Professor in Design Craftsmanship.
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in partnership with Northumbria University present Design Today, a series of events examining current trends in contemporary design, fashion and art.
For the first event, invited speakers will discuss their practice in relation to thrift, ethical business and creative thinking.
Monday 9 December 2013
Northumbria University Islington Campus, London
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