Adrian Thornton

Senior Lecturer (Fashion Design & Technology)

Adrian Thornton

Senior Lecturer (Fashion Design & Technology)


Telephone: 0161 247 2665

Academic and professional qualifications

BTec- Clothing Fashion

Certificate in Education- Learning & Teaching

Masters- Fashion Innovation: Entrepreneurship

Previous Employment

Leeds Metropolitan University- Associate Lecturer for BA CSM Degree: 1991-1999

Bespoke bridal Wear- Own business: 2000- 2011

Leeds College of Art- Associate Lecturer for BA Fashion Degree: 2009- 2011

Leeds College of Art- Workshop Manager for BA Fashion Degree: 2011- 2016



Prizes and awards

1991-Jacob Kramer College- Most Promising Designer Award

2014- Leeds City College- Departmental Award for Commitment to Study

Other distinctions

Masters- 2016 Distinction

Membership of professional associations

Senior Fellow- Higher Education Authority

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Thornton, AP., 2021. Pattern Cutters in Conversation, Gieves & Hawkes Savile Row.


Thornton, AP., 2021. 'Infant Prosthetic Development', Manchester Metropolitan University.

Journal Articles

Thornton, AP., 2021. 'Gieves & Hawkes:', International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education.

Office Location

Room C2.29
Cavendish Building

Office Hours

08.30- 17.00 Mon- Fri