Abigail Jubb is a fashion practitioner with knowledge, skills and experience across fashion history, theory and practice.


Abigail Jubb is a Wolfson Foundation scholar and PhD researcher, co-founder of Worn Workshop and freelancer in product development for sustainable fashion. Abigail studied for her undergraduate degree in fashion design at the Glasgow School of Art before gaining an MA in History of Art at the University of York, where she is currently completing a PhD research project on the relationship between the industrialisation of fashion production practices and changing body cultures in modernity circa 1850-1950. Abigail's wider research interests include practice-led methodologies in fashion history and theory research and people's relationships with their clothes from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. In her creative practice, Abigail enjoys working cross-functionally, on areas from sourcing to production, for sustainable brands and start-ups. Her expertise include British sourcing, heritage research and story-led product development. Other experience includes previous roles in design and production for fashion industry, research, education, heritage, museums and galleries.


PhD, University of York (2020 - present)

MA in History of Art, University of York (2018)

Postgraduate Certificate in Education, University of Hull (2017)

BDes Fashion Design, The Glasgow School of Art (2015)

Scholarships and Awards

Wolfson Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship in the Humanities (2020/23)

The History of Art Study Award (2018)

The Friends of York Art Gallery Studentship Partnership Scholarship (2017/18)

The Incorporation of Tailors in Glasgow Prize (2015)

Workshops, Seminars, Papers and Publications

"Madeleine Vionnet: A Material, Technical and Conceptual Approach"

The University of York, Fashion: Theories, Materials and Images 1540-1940, 23 November 2020

"Worn Workshop: Garment Biographies"

The University of York, Interwoven: Fashion and Clothing Cultures in Art History, 5-6 October 2020

"How Can We Change the Way We Value Worn Clothes?"

Sustainable Fashion Scotland, Community Call Chaired by Worn Workshop, 24 September 2020

"Fashion and Classicism: The Practices of Mariano Fortuny, Madeleine Vionnet and Mme. Gres"

The University of York, Fashion: Theories, Materials and Images 1540-1940, 3 December 2019

"The "Tailor-made" Costume and Concept: Re-constructing Female Fashion Production circa 1885 - 1920"

The University of York Annual Fashion Symposium: Perspectives on Fashion From the Local to the Global, 7 November 2019

Jubb, Abigail. “The Tillotson Hyde Collection of Drawings and Illustrations: Research Project Report.”

Friends of York Art Gallery. 13 Feb,  2019. Accessed 23 Nov, 2020. Website.

"Dress Details: Fashion in the York Art Gallery Permanent Collection"

York Art Gallery, Spring 2018

"The Tillotson Hyde Collection Seminars"

York Art Gallery, Spring 2018

"The Tillotson Hyde Collection of Drawings and Illustrations: A Stereotypical Social Commentary"

Bedern Hall, 22 March 2018

"An Introduction to the Tillotson Hyde Collection of Drawings and Illustrations"

York Art Gallery, 24 January 2018


Co-founder Worn Workshop (2020 - present)

Freelance Product Development, Braythorne (2020 - present)

Associate Lecturer of Fashion Design, The Fashion Retail Academy (2020 - present)

Production and Development Manager, Etre Cecile (2020)

Project Support (Hull: Yorkshire's Maritime City), Hull Culture and Leisure (2019)

Micro-collections Project, Ripon Museum Trust (2019)

Costume and Textiles Collection Volunteer, York Museum Trust (2018/19)

Friends of York Art Gallery MA Research Scholar, York Museum Trust (2017/18)

SHADY (Studies in History of Art York) Committee Member, University of York (2017/18)

Freelance Educator (2018/19)

College Tutor, University of York (2017/18)

Freelancer Workshop Facilitator (2017)

Teacher/Trainee Teacher, The Hessle Academy/Wolds TSA (2016/17)

Archives and Collections Volunteer, The Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections (2016)

Production Manager and Design Assistant, P.R.Patterson (2015/16)

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