Ruby Hoette

Staff details

PositionLecturer in Design (Fashion and Textiles)
Department Design
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Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7775

Ruby Hoette is a Lecturer in Design (Fashion and Textiles) and convenor of the MA Fashion. Ruby works as a designer/curator/researcher and facilitator exploring fashion in context through the intersection of theory and practice. Her projects reveal patterns of use and often investigate the construction of value and meaning in fashion. She works as a collector. These collections take the form of photographic series, publications, clothing and interactive projects. Her work proposes alternate modes of accessing and engaging with fashion. It frames the garment as a unique artefact carrying traces of social and cultural interactions and transactions. Ruby holds a BA from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy (NL) and an MFA from Parsons, The New School (USA) and has extensive industry and teaching experience in a range of contexts spanning and at the intersection of fashion, styling, design, movement and art.


Conference or Workshop Item

Unpicking the Fashion System: Practice as Research Workshop
Hoette, Ruby. 2015. 'Unpicking the Fashion System: Practice as Research Workshop'. In: Nordes 2015: Design Ecologies. Konstfack – University College of Arts, Crafts and Design. Stockholm, Sweden 7 – 10 June 2015.


Hoette, Ruby. 2015. col·lec·tion. 21st Centrury Makers and Materialities: Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial Research Through Design Conference RTD 2015,