Professor Dilys Williams FRSA is founder and Director of Centre for Sustainable Fashion, a University of the Arts London Research Centre, based at London College of Fashion, which she established in 2008.
Guiding the centre’s exploration of fashion and sustainability, her work contributes to the study of fashion as a life well lived within ecological boundaries and practices of human equity. Through design practice, this is applied to new forms of education, business, public and political dialogue.
Dilys’ work draws on her longstanding research, teaching and industry experience as a lead womenswear designer with international collections for Katharine Hamnett, Liberty and Whistles, AHRC, ERDF, ESRC and Erasmus funded projects in Fashion Design for Sustainability and knowledge exchange work with small to large businesses. Having established and led MA Fashion and the Environment, now MA Fashion Futures, led by Julia Crew, her teaching spans from BA to PhD supervision.
As Special Advisor to the House of Lords All Party Parliamentary Group on Fashion, Sustainability and Ethics, she brings a range of climate and social change considerations to the attention of key political figures, creating space for a range of voices for change to be heard.