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


I am a Wolfson Foundation Scholar and PhD researcher, co-founder of Worn Workshop and freelancer in design, product development and production for sustainable fashion. I studied for my 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 I am currently completing a PhD research project on the relationship of the industrialisation of fashion production practices and changing female body cultures in modernity circa 1850-1950. My wider research interests include practice-led methodologies in fashion history and theory research and investigating people's relationships with their clothes from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. In my creative fashion practice, I enjoy working cross-functionally, on areas from sourcing to production, typically for sustainable brands and start-ups. My expertise in this area include British sourcing, heritage research, story-led design and product development. Other experience includes my previous roles in design and production for fashion industry, research, education, heritage, museums and galleries. And you can find my experience listed in full below.


PhD Candidate, 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 (2020/23)

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

"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 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." →

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.


Visiting Lecturer in Fashion and Textiles, The Glasgow School of Art (2021 - present)

Editorial Assistant, The Journal of Dress History (2021 - present)

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)

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