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Philip is a practicing designer, researcher and futurist looking at posthuman identity and the future internet.

Philip is Systems Tutor on the Fashion MA programme. This means taking a systems approach to broaden the vocabulary of fashion to include systems of self, value, ethics, capital and making.

His transdisciplinary practice spans fashion, games, performance, technology and publishing.

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Research interests currently centre on Posthuman Identity, where he leads the “Beyond Human” project with Zowie Broach. This project is developing a transdisciplinary international network to consider what Posthuman Identity means for Design.

Other research interests include: The Future/Spatial Internet, 3D Appearance Capture & Modelling for Fashion Applications, XR & Virtual Worlds, 3D Bodyscanning for Digital Fitting, Digital Curation

  • Character Design & Costume design for Universe: A Dark Crystal Oddessey with Studio Wayne McGregor and Royal Opera House (premiere 2023)
  • Lockwood Publishing: Digital Fashion & Games Strategic Consultancy (2020-22)
  • Lanvin, Dialogues retrospective Fosun, Shanghai: Digital Curation project 2019
  • Louis Vuitton, Asnieres retrospective: Digital Curation project 2015
  • Chloe, Alphabet Digital Curation project

“Beyond Human” 2022-

EU Horizon 2020 COSME: “myShopNET” , 2017-2018

Innovate_UK SMART Proof of Concept: “Fabricapture” 2015-16

Innovate_UK Materials & Manufacturing: “Zero Prototyping” 2014-15

  • “Block Party”, Crafts Council, touring exhibition UK, 2011-14
  • Design Commission permanent exhibition, Simone Handbag Museum, Seoul, S Korea, 2012
  • “Drawing & the Body”, touring exhibition London, Stockholm, New York, Hong Kong 2009-2011
  • “Future Fabrics”, Barbican Art Gallery, London, Nov 2010
  • 1st International Conference on Digital Fashion, keynote speaker, London College of Fashion, May 2012
  • Royal Academy of Engineering, The Future of Design workshop, invited expert panel, London April 2012
  • Stanford University, USA, VLab invited panel member, Knight School of Business Management, April 2012
  • British Academy of Management, Fashion Retail SIG, invited speaker March 2012
  • American University in Beirut, keynote speaker,
  • “Considerate Design for Personalised Fashion: towards sustainable production” with S. Black, C Eckert, F Geesin, P Watkins, S Harkin & F Eskandarypur , in Proceedings of the Mass Customisation and Personalisation Conference, Helsinki, Finland, Oct 2009
  • “Innovation the Long Way Round: Transferring Rapid Prototyping Technology into Fashion Design”, with Eckert, C., 17th International Conference on Engineering Design, Stanford University, CA, USA, August 2009, ISBN 978-1-904670-16-2

  • 2014-present UK Expert for WG2( Digital Fitting), BSI Committee for ISO TC133
  • 2012 Stanford University, USA, David Liu Memorial Lecture-School of Design/Engineering
  • 2012 British Council Design Innovation workshop, Beirut