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Student Showcase Archive

Nigel Guérin-Garnett

MPhil work

MPhil work

  • back bodice piece

    back bodice piece, Nigel Guérin-Garnett 2018
    leather, elastic

  • multiplie artefacts

    multiplie artefacts, Nigel Guérin-Garnett 2018
    leather, elastic

Material Interfaces : Algorithms to Movement

My work tends to sit within interactive design and performance. Classical ballet, Graham technique and improvisation are the basis of the existing movement languages I employ, as these have been part of my formal training. I also work with worn accessories embedded with different forms of technology in my practice, and this research supports the material investigations. 



  • MPhil


    School of Design


    Fashion, 2017–2020

  • Interests include:

    - material interfaces

    - the relationships between humans and the space around us

    - sequential and non-pedestrian movement

    - modern dance and contemporary ballet techniques

    - wearables / worn accessories

    - soft robotics

    - eliciting choreography through algorithms

    - translating the intangible into the tangible

  • Degrees

  • BA Dance Performance, Ryerson Theatre School, Ryerson University, 2001; BEP Couture, Lycée Paul Poiret, Académie de Paris, 2005; AAS Fashion Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, incomplete (2015); MA Fashion, Kingston School of Art, 2016
  • Experience

  • Head of Development: Design, Luxury & Fashion, DK&A, London, 2017 - present; Creative Consultant, self-employed, New York and London, 2015 - present; Director: Brand & Design, Saks Fifth Avenue, New York, 2012 - 2015
  • Exhibitions

  • LIVE, On|Off London, The Vinyl Factory, London, 2016
  • Awards

  • Kingston DARE Award, 2016; Bronze, WorldPay Creative Insight Award, 2017