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

 

I am a Wolfson Foundation Scholar and PhD candidate at the University of York, co-founder of Worn Workshop and freelance fashion design and production consultant. I completed an undergraduate degree in Fashion Design at the Glasgow School of Art before gaining an master's degree in History of Art at the University of York, where I am currently completing an ongoing PhD research project titled: 'From Made-to-Measure to Ready-Made: The Production of Fashion and the Modern Female Body circa 1870-1930'. My wider research interests include: bringing together interdisciplinary practice-led methodologies with theoretical approaches in fashion studies; investigating women's changing physical, emotional and cultural relationships with their clothes from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day; and the intersection of art and fashion histories, theories and methods. I am passionate about promoting wider public engagement with fashion studies contexts and concepts and regularly develop and deliver workshops and related projects through Worn Workshop's programme and commissions for the heritage sector, higher education and industry. In my freelance consultancy for fashion design and production, I enjoy working cross-functionally, from concept to production, for sustainable brands and start-ups and with a focus on storytelling and artisan manufacturing in the UK. Other experience includes ongoing and previous roles in the fashion industry, education and the heritage sector. Please find my education, research activity and professional experience listed below or contact me directly to request a full CV.

Education
PhD Candidate, Department of History of Art and Centre for Modern Studies, 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
The Wolfson Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship in the Humanities (2020 - present)
The University of York History of Art Study Award (2018)
The Friends of York Art Gallery Studentship Partnership Scholarship (2017/18)
The Incorporation of Tailors in Glasgow Prize Winner (2015)
The Savile Row Tailoring Prize Finalist (2014)

Research Activity
"Wardrobe Workshop: 200 Years of Leeds Museums and Galleries"
Workshop, Leeds Museums and Galleries, Forthcoming.
"Tailored to the Middle-class: The Department Store ‘Tailor-made’ Costume and Concept in Britain" 
Paper for Women's Tailored Clothes Across Britain, Ireland, Europe and America, 1750-1920, ACORSO and the Centre for Design History, Forthcoming.

"Stories from the Worn Archive" 
Physical group exhibition for
Social Fabric, PaDo Curatorial, London, June 4-6, 2021.
"What Can We Learn From Garment Stories?" 
Chair of roundtable discussion for Garment Stories and Sustainability: Past Present and Future, University of York, June 4, 2021.
"Garment Stories and Sustainability: Past, Present and Future"
Convener of the University of York Annual Fashion Symposium 2021, University of York, June 4, 2021.
"London Design Biennale 2021: Worn" →
Physical exhibition for the London Design Biennale 2021, Somerset House, June, 2021.
"What Can We Learn from Bernat Klein's Legacy Today?" 
Research and public engagement project with workshop series for The Bernat Klein Foundation, September-May, 2021.
"Experiments in Clothing and Embodied Experience."
Paper for SENSORIAL FIXATIONS: Orality, Aurality, Opticality, and Hapticity, University of York, March 19, 2021.
"Worn Clothes, New Ideas: People, Purpose and Process."
Workshop series for Sustainability In Action Group, The Glasgow School of Art, February 16-17, 2021.
"Design Domain: Responsibility."
Panel Discussion for Design Domain: Responsibility, The Glasgow School of Art, February 15, 2021.
"Worn Clothes and Responsible Design: Materiality, Identity and Comfort"
Paper for Design Domain: Responsibility, The Glasgow School of Art, February 5, 2021.
"Valuing our Clothes."
Interview for Leeds Fashion Futures: Lunchtime Live, Zero Waste Leeds and the RSA, February 12, 2021.
"Worn Workshop in Conversation with Aude Le Guennec." →
Interview for Heritage as A Creative Future: Narratives of Collections, Collections of Narratives, XpoNorth, February 11, 2021.
"What Debenham's Demise Reveals About the Future of Fashion." →
Article for Prospect Magazine. January 31, 2021. n.p.
"From Made-to-measure to Ready-made: The Production of Fashion and the Female Body."
Paper for At Home, Nineteenth Century Dress and Textiles Reframed Network, January 31, 2021.
"Design in an Age of Crisis: Worn" →
Virtual exhibition for Design in an Age of Crisis: Society, London Design Biennale, January-June, 2021.
"Tailoring Research Group For Women 1750-1920."
Member of ACORSO RIG, ongoing.
"In the Future, I Hope Fashion in Scotland Will be Worn” →
Article for Sustainable Fashion Scotland Magazine. Dec 20, 2020. 47-8.
"Madeleine Vionnet: A Material, Technical and Conceptual Approach."
Workshop for Fashion: Theories, Materials and Images 1540-1940, The University of York, November 31, 2020.
"Worn Workshop: Garment Biographies."
Workshop series for Interwoven: Fashion and Clothing Cultures in Art History, The University of York, October 5-6, 2020.
"How Can We Change the Way We Value Worn Clothes?"
Talk and Workshop for Community Call Chaired by Worn Workshop, Sustainable Fashion Scotland, September 24, 2020.
"Fashion and Classicism: The Practices of Mariano Fortuny, Madeleine Vionnet and Mme. Gres."
Workshop for Fashion: Theories, Materials and Images 1540-1940, The University of York, December 3, 2019.
"The 'Tailor-made' Costume and Concept circa 1885-1920."
Paper and panel discussion for Annual Fashion Symposium: Perspectives on Fashion From the Local to the Global, The University of York, November 7, 2019.
“The Tillotson Hyde Collection of Drawings and Illustrations: Research Project Report.” →
Report for Friends of York Art Gallery. February 13,  2019.
"Dress Details: Fashion in the York Art Gallery Permanent Collection."
Talk for York Art Gallery, July 18, 2018.
"The Tillotson Hyde Collection Seminars."
Workshop series for York Art Gallery, Spring 2018.
"The Tillotson Hyde Collection of Drawings and Illustrations: A Stereotypical Social Commentary."
Talk for Friends of York Art Gallery Bedern Hall, March 22, 2018.
"An Introduction to the Tillotson Hyde Collection of Drawings and Illustrations."
Talk for Friends of York Art Gallery, York Art Gallery, January 24, 2018.

Professional Experience
Visiting Lecturer in Fashion and Textiles, The Glasgow School of Art (2021 - present)
Editorial Assistant, The Journal of Dress History (2021)
Co-founder Worn Workshop (2020 - present)
Associate Lecturer of Fashion Design, The Fashion Retail Academy (2020 - present)
Fashion Design and Production Consultant and Project Manager, Freelance (2019 - present)
Independent Researcher and Writer, Freelance (2019 - 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)
Educator, Freelance (2018/19)
College Tutor, University of York (2017/18)
Workshop Facilitator, Artlink (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)
Showroom Assistant, Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week (2015)
Studio Assistant, Pavane London (2014)
Studio Assistant, Tim Soar (2014)