Davina Hawthorne

Lecturer, Fashion Design

Design Research Group

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School:Cambridge School of Art

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Fashion design

Courses taught: Fashion Design

Davina's work has been noted to have more emphasis on textiles, texture and print design. Her specialism in fashion and textile design incorporates recycled and hand-made detailing.

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Davina is interested in the narrative of print, textiles and materials and the way these three things can change our perceptions of textiles, fashion and objects. She aims to create work that looks into a no-waste ethos. Her recent work investigates the process of making and or repairing garments and textiles through deconstruction, drape, molding, cutting, stitching and manufacture.

Research interests

  • Sustainability
  • Recycling
  • Textiles
  • Fashion
  • No waste
  • Materials


  • Introduction to Fashion Design 1 and 2 (Year 1, BA (Hons) Fashion Design)
  • Digital Media (Year 1, BA (Hons) Fashion Design)
  • Fashion Design and Brand (MA Fashion Design)


  • MA Design for Textile Futures, Central St Martins College of Art and Design (1999 - 2002)
  • BA (Hons) in Fashion and Textiles - Advanced One Year, Winchester School of Art (1996 - 1997)
  • Higher National Diploma in Fashion and Textiles, Salisbury College (1994 - 1996)

Recent presentations and conferences

'Continuum', Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge, UK, November, 2017

'Green is the New Black', (British Embassy) at Villa Wolkonsky, June 2010

'La Rinascente', (department store), June 2010 and Alta Roma (haute couture week), July 2010

'London Fashion Week', (trade fair), Kings Road and Natural History Museum London, 2002 - 2008