Mark Hart

Course Leader / Senior Lecturer, Fashion Design

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School:Cambridge School of Art

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Fashion design

Courses taught: Fashion Design

A practicing designer, Mark's practice-based research explores emergent design strategies and the physical and technological interactions between the designer, body, dress, materiality and time.



Mark graduated with an MA in Fashion Design (Fashion Womenswear) from UAL Central Saint Martin's College of Art & Design. Since graduating, he has exhibited work as part of London Fashion Week and successfully worked as a freelance womenswear and knitwear designer, stylist and creative pattern cutter for a variety of national and international brands.

Mark’s practice-based research aims to offer an alternative to the linear approach to fashion design arising from mass production: morphogenetic design strategies. The research operates in a framework informed by new materialism, which although well-established in other design disciplines is comparatively nascent in the field of contemporary fashion design practice.

Current research repositions the body and material at the centre of the design process to generate multi-dimensional objects through the physical and technological interactions between the designer, body, dress, materiality and time. Through designing physical and technological body-dress assemblages, Mark’s research seeks to intervene in ready-to-wear design process.

Research interests

  • Fashion
  • Emergent Design
  • Morphogenesis
  • Performative
  • Body-Dress Assemblage


Mark currently teaches on the following modules:

  • Creative Research & Design Development
  • Cut, Form & Construction
  • Design: Conceptual Fashion & Materiality
  • Fashion Sportswear
  • Design: Contemporary Issues & Design Practice
  • Fashion Promotion
  • Major Project


  • MA in Fashion Design (Fashion Womenswear), Central Saint Martin's College of Art & Design
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Design

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Fellow Higher Education Academy (FHEA)