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Caterina Radvan


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Research interests

Caterina Radvan is Academic Programme Leader for the Fashion & Textiles programme and a Principal Lecturer at the University of Brighton where she specializes in teaching knitwear and textile design.  For many years her practice-based research has focused on the exploitation of knitting and spinning technology to develop fashion knitwear through an empirical approach to design.  Her PhD thesis is entitled 'Inclusive Design Solutions for Womenswear through Advanced Industrial Knitting Technology'.  This encompassed extensive empirical research into user-centred design.  Her commercial knitwear design work includes an extended collaboration with the design label Shirin Guild and collaborations with artists including the sculptor Maria Blaisse and the dancer Rajyashree Ramamurthi. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of the Arts London

Master, Royal College of Art

Bachelor, University of Brighton


  • TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts
  • Inclusive Design, user-centred design, disability, womenswear, knitwear, knitted textiles,

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clothing Social Sciences
research planning Social Sciences
aesthetics Social Sciences
Textiles Engineering & Materials Science
Labels Engineering & Materials Science
Teaching Engineering & Materials Science
User centered design Engineering & Materials Science

Research Output 2013 2013

Inclusively Designed Womenswear through Industrial Seamless Knitting Technology

Radvan, C., 1 Jan 2013, In : Fashion Practice. 5, 1, p. 33-58 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

research planning