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Nina Bangerh

MA work

Sports meets Fashion: 1980s - 2017.

Sports meets Fashion: 1980 – 201,7, explores the relationship between sportswear and fashion during the 1980s to present day. It discusses how these two industries are closely related and more so, how high-performance materials such as Lycra and wool are mass produced and promoted for the high street. The key case studies examined and compared are Pineapple dancewear and Wool Mark Company, the display of sportswear through synthetic and natural. It also examines the role of sportswear in a social context, exploring the performance quality of the material, social engagement, and media reaction. 

My dissertation aims to sit and bridge between the histories of sports culture, material culture and the business of fashion. 


  • MA Degree


    School of Arts & Humanities


    MA History of Design, 2018

  • I am London-based design researcher with a background in Fashion and Printed textiles, with a passion for new materials for design and fashion. I have a keen interest in contemporary fashion and design. Throughout my time at the Royal College of Art, I have demonstrated a strong research interest for objects, garments and material culture from the 20th-century and 21st-century.


    • Degrees

    • BA (Hons) Fashion: Printed Textiles for Fashion, 2015
    • Exhibitions

    • Memories of the Future, 'Spending a Penny', Machines Room, London, (2015)