Gabby is passionate about co-creation and innovation and aims to shape the future of the fashion industry with sustainable and efficient solutions. As a co-founder of Bureau 555, she has worked with brands and manufacturers to transition to 3D sampling and digital materials, leveraging 20 years of experience in design and manufacturing, and expertise in software simulation and digital literacy.
Gabby previously held the post of Course Leader for the BA (Hons) Fashion Buying and Brand Management course at Ravensbourne University London and is the founder of shinerhilldesign consultancy. Trained in Textile Design at Central St.Martins she continues to teach at the University of Arts London and the V&A leading the Digital Fashion Course.
Gabby is one of Watershed Fellows in Residence as part of the MyWorld Ideas programme. She will spend ten months in residence at The Studio in Bath with the Fashion Museum from February 2024. This is a practice-based Fellowship exploring the digitisation of existing fashion assets and how these can be implemented within the digital realm. Gabby will work in collaboration with the stakeholders in order to choose a single dress from the Dress of the Year collection that will serve as a prism for the research.
I am thrilled to have been awarded the Dress of the Year fellowship in residence to investigate identity and fashion in digital worlds with the Fashion Museum of Bath. I am particularly interested in working with the communities that Watershed, Pervasive Media Studio and MyWorld engage with to research how digital assets can be co-created and then used to provide greater access to the fashion collection.