Ruby Hoette is a designer/researcher exploring fashion in context. She seeks to expand what constitutes ‘fashion practice’ through her critical and experimental approach which proposes alternate modes of engaging with and producing fashion by framing the garment as a unique artefact carrying traces of social, cultural and economic interactions and transactions.
Ruby holds a BA from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy (NL) and an MFA from Parsons, The New School (USA). Ruby teaches on MA Design Expanded Practice and is a third year tutor on BA Design.
- Academic Link for BA Fashion Design and Textiles and BA Fashion Media and Industries, LASALLE College of Arts, Singapore
- Advisory Board member Austrian Centre for Fashion Research, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria
- External Examiner MA Fashion and Textile Design, Swedish School of Textiles - University of Borås, Sweden
Workshops and Lectures
2017 Exhibition and Panel member, Space for Fashion Thinking and Practice Symposium and Exhibition, Fashion Research Network, Coventry University London, UK
Workshop/Lecture, Disobedient Fashion Conference, Santiago Museum of Contemporary Art, Chile
Keynote Lecture with Elisa van Joolen, Everyone and Everything as Material Conference hosted by The Swedish School of Textiles and RMIT, Borås, Sweden
Lecture, The Archive and Fashion Practice, CHASE Material Witness Event, Goldsmiths, UK
2016 Research Workshop with Elisa van Joolen, Here and Now, Iaspis Stockholm, Sweden
Guest Critic/Panel member, HelloWood/Project Village Architecture Symposium, Hungary
Workshop/Lecture, Fashion Education Forum (British Council), Almaty, Kazakhstan
Lecture, Visual Research in Fashion (British Council), Pakistan Institute of Fashion Design, Lahore
2015 Workshop, New Ways of Seeing for MA Fashion Media Practice and Criticism, London College of Fashion, UK
Lecture/Panel Discussion, What is Critical Fashion Practice?, London College of Fashion, UK
Guest Lecture, MA Fashion Design RMIT, Melbourne Australia
Mentor, Fashion DNA Pakistan program, (British Council) Karachi, Pakistan
Workshop with Elisa van Joolen, MODUS, KnowHowShowHow Summer School, Sofia, Bulgaria
2014 Workshop, Everyday Dress/Garments as Props for MA Choreography, Trinity Laban, UK
Guest lecturer, BFA Fashion, New Bucks University, UK
Jury Member and Mentor, New Moroccan Talent competition (British Council), Casablanca Morocco
2018 Omega Workshop curated by Rational Dress Society, EFA project Space, New York, USA
2017 Dictionary Dressings curated by Femke de Vries, bur0 Gr0ningen, Groningen, Netherlands
2016 Dictionary Dressings curated by Femke de Vries, Onomatopee, Dutch Design Week, Netherlands
2015 FOLD curated by Beata Wilczek, Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Poland
‘Notes on making and doing fashion’, Press & Fold Magazine, Issue #0: The Street, Editor in Chief: Hanka van der Voet, forthcoming 2018.
One-to-One Reader, Elisa van Joolen, Onomatopee, forthcoming 2018. [Editor / Author]
Opening Up the Wardrobe: A Methods Book, Edited by Kate Fletcher and Ingun Grimstad Klepp, NOVUS press, 2017.
Dictionary Dressings, Femke de Vries, Onomatopee, 2016. [Editor / Author / Designer]
Editing/consulting on Fashioning Value: Undressing Ornament, Femke de Vries, Onomatopee, 2015.
Project featured in Routledge Handbook for Sustainability and Fashion, edited by Mathilda Tham and Kate Fletcher, Routledge, 2015.
11”X17” Reader, Elisa van Joolen, Onomatopee, 2014. [Editor]
Conference / Creative Submissions
Hoette, Ruby. 2017. ‘Conversation Pieces’. In Everything and Everybody as Material: Beyond Fashion Design Methods. RMIT and The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås. Sweden 7-9 June 2017 (Proceedings forthcoming)
Postlethwaite, Susan, Hoette, Ruby, ten Bhömer, Marloes, Thiel, Kat and Pollman, Alexa. 2017. ‘Breaking the Script - Fashion Critiques and Conversations’. In: Everything and Everybody as Material: Beyond Fashion Design Methods. RMIT and The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås, Sweden 7-9 June 2017 (Proceedings forthcoming)
Hoette, Ruby. 2015. 'Unpicking the Fashion System’. In: Nordes 2015: Design Ecologies. Konstfack – University College of Arts, Crafts and Design. Stockholm, Sweden 7 – 10 June 2015.
Conference or Workshop Item
Hoette, Ruby. 2017. 'Conversation Pieces #1, #2 and #3'. In: Fashion Research Network Interdisciplinary Symposium and Exhibition - Friday 8th September 2017. Coventry University - London Campus, United Kingdom 8 September 2017.
Hoette, Ruby and Prime, Sian. 2017. 'Workshop – Unpicking the Fashion System'. In: Moda Desobediente: First international meeting on critical fashion practices. Santiago Museum of Contemporary Art, Chile 13-16 June 2017.
Hoette, Ruby. 2017. Unpicking the Fashion System – Practice as Research. In: Kate Fletcher and Ingun Grimstad Klepp, eds. Opening Up the Wardrobe: A Methods Book. Oslo: Novus Press. ISBN 978-82-7099-893-7