As an early adopter I am particularly interested in the interface between fashion, technology, science and sustainability to utilise my new found knowledge. I am self motivated and love connecting with people and enjoy bringing talent together to flourish. I have a high taste level for the curated and unique that is underpinned by an approachable demeanour with a compassionate nature to facilitate well-being. I have just completed an MA in Fashion Futures formerly known as Fashion & the Environment at the London College of Fashion. Vivienne Austin has been a designer in the fashion industry for over twenty years in both the UK and US markets.

Work Samples

  • Trendboards

  • Sea Sirens Super Hero Collection

  • Super hero collection- sea sirens

Work History

I was a design manager and am skilled in the development of product in the women’s market from luxury through to high street incl: swimwear, beachwear, active wear, participatory sports wear as well as; casual wear and accessories (for men and women), from concept through to final fit pre-production sealed samples. Able to follow critical paths and adhere to budget constraints. As well as having run her own label; I have created swimwear/active wear collections for an array of established companies ranging from large distribution groups, such as Sara Lee and Liz Claiborne in the USA and Marks and Spencer in the UK, to exclusive high-end labels including the British heritage brand Liberty. C.V. available upon request.


  • University of the Arts, London College of Fashion

    • MA Fashion & the Environment
    • 2011 - 2013

    This course has been enlightening and rewarding, and has opened up a new universe of knowledge and a different approach to thinking and working. This is the beginning of a new journey in fashion for me. Having been in the industry for 20 years it was an eye-opener to learn about the business practices and dirty secrets that are prevalent throughout manufacturing on a global scale. I now want to be part of the change.



MA Fashion & the Environment