Principal Lecturer (Fashion Design & Technology)
Academic and professional qualifications
I am a Principal Lecturer in Fashion within the Manchester Fashion Institute and I am currently responsible for the BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology Programme on which I also teach design. I also manage the Fashion and Business Saturday Club which runs October to April for 13-16 year olds from the Greater Manchester Area.
Prior to joining the Manchester Fashion Institute in April 2014 I was Programme Leader of BA (Hons) Fashion at Manchester School of Art. I have over 20 years international industry experience including senior design positions with River Island, Ted Baker, Levis, Dockers and Denham. In 2004 I established a luxury unisex brand, Avelon, that sold globally into stores including Liberty London and Jeffrey New York.
BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology Womenswear
BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology Menswear
BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology Sportswear
External examiner roles
Amsterdam Fashion Institute, Amsterdam, Fashion Design
National College of Art and Design, Dublin, BA (Hons) Fashion
De Montford University, Leicester, BA (Hons) Contour Fashion
Projects and initiatives
Portrait Youth https://portraityouth.com
National Fashion and Business Saturday Club http://fashioninstitute.mmu.ac.uk/projects/national-fashion-business-saturday-club/
Jenkinson, J., Earnshaw, J. Gwatkin, A. (2019, March 30) Portrait Youth: Wearing Identity. [Exhibition]. Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester.
Jenkinson, J., Earnshaw, J., & Hitchen, Z. (2018, May 7). Youth Transforming [Exhibition]. Bunka Fashion Colllege, Japan.
Jenkinson, J., Earnshaw, J., & Hitchen, Z. (2017, October 7). Portrait Youth [Exhibition]. Central Library, Manchester.
Government and industry links
British Fashion Council Education Steering Committee member
Prizes and awards
Membership of professional associations
- Fellow of the Higher Education Authority (FHEA)
- Member of the British Fashion Council Colleges Steering Committee
- MFI Representative for the Fashion and Textile Colleges Association FTC.
I am currently working towards a PhD - Soundtracks of Dress: Experience, Memory and Narratives of Music and Dress by Women in Post-war British Youth Culture.
Research interests: Youth culture, women’s history, dress, music, experience, memory, identity, narratives of youth, alternative femininities.
PORTRAIT YOUTH https://portraityouth.com with John Earnshaw, Zoe HItchen, GMCA, Central Library, Manchester Youth Council, Design Manchester, Grange School, Manchester Art Gallery, Amy Gwatkin, Deborah Jump, MCYS, Getting out for Good, Megan Powell
IDENTI-TEE http://www.esrcmanchesterfest.ac.uk/events/identi-tee-exploring-identity-creative-design/ with Hannah Smithson, Zoe Hitchen, Kelly Joseph, MCYS, ESRC, The Childrens Society
Jenkinson, J., Earnshaw, J., Gwatkin, A., 2019. Portrait Youth: Wearing Identity, IFFTI Conference. Fashion: ID. Manchester Metropolitan University and Manchester Art Gallery., 30/3/2019 - 7/7/2019.
Jenkinson, J., Earnshaw, J., Hitchen, Z., 2018. Portrait Youth X Fashion:ID - Youth Transforming, Bunka Fashion College, Japan., 17/5/2018.
Jenkinson, J., Earnshaw, J., Hitchen, Z., 2017. Portrait Youth, Central Library, Manchester, 7/10/2017 - 30/11/2017.
Jenkinson, JK., 2017. 'Unisex Fashion', Berg Encyclopaedia of World Dress and Fashion.
Jenkinson, JK., 2017. '‘Wear your Identity’: Styling identities of youth through dress - a conceptual model.', Fashion, Style & Popular Culture.
Non-Peer Reviewed Articles
Jenkinson, J., 2018. 'Cultures of Youth: New narratives of style and identity', Document 17, pp. 44-49.
Jenkinson, J., Joseph, K., 2019. '‘I wear what I want to wear’: Youth, style and identity at the fashion and business Saturday club.', IFFTI Fashion: ID, Manchester Metropolitan University, 8/4/2019 - 12/4/2019.
Jenkinson, JK., 2015. 'Dress, Music, Gender and Emotion: Methods for exploring lived experience of women in post-war youth culture.', Fashion and Gender Symposium, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1/5/2015 - 2/5/2015, in Conference Proceedings. Edited by Kim.K.P.Johnson, pp. 18-19.
Manchester Fashion Institute
Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester M15 6BG