Caterina Radvan

Caterina Radvan



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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, Inclusive Design Solutions for Womenswear through Advanced Industrial Knitting Technology, University of the Arts London

Award Date: 1 Feb 2011

Master, MA (RCA) Womenswear Knitwear, Royal College of Art

Award Date: 1 Jul 1998

Bachelor, BA(Hons) Textiles with Business Studies, University of Brighton

Award Date: 1 Jul 1994


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


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