Mark Eley of global fashion and design company Eley Kishimoto
Mark encapsulates all that we hope to instil in our students; an unquenchable thirst for creativity and design, an extraordinary energy for generating work and an openness for collaborating with like-minded creatives. He approached the Surface Pattern Design team last year having been inspired to do so after seeing our vibrant Instagram feed, commenting on the design ethos and energy shared by us and Eley Kishimoto. Since then we have been developing ways to work together and, as of this year, Mark has been appointed as Professor of Practice.
Eley Kishimoto has always strived to create work that is executed simply, clear in intention, exhibiting a unique creative air that rejects passing trends and fads, gracing the world’s catwalks via work with Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, Alber Elbaz and Jil Sander, to name but a few. Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto are currently artistic directors of a new line for the Japanese market Laura Ashley London and have collaborated on works with BMW motorbikes, Duvel beer, Incase (Macbook, iPhone, iPad accessories) and Vans Shoes among others.
We have worked with Mark Eley to design an innovative and beneficial way for his Professorship role to impact the Surface Pattern Design student experience.