Rosie Broadhead is a textile designer and researcher specialising in biomaterials for fashion industry applications. Founder of material innovation platform SKIN SERIES, and Textile Scientist at Ghent University. Her research focuses on the intersection between skin and clothing, the textile microbiome and how we can influence the body through functional materials. Rosie is a graduate of Central Saint Martins’ MA ‘Material Futures’ course in 2019, and has a background as a designer and Head of Sustainability at sportswear brand Perfect Moment, R&D at Rapha, Thom Browne and Aitor Throup. This research into the future of fashion has resulted in peer reviewed papers and exhibitions during Salone del Mobile Milano, Dutch Design Week, London Design Festival, The Design Museum London and publications in Forbes, British Vogue, i-D and The New York Times. As a reflection on the fashion and bio-design fields she co-founded, ‘Surface Tension’ platform centred around realising the positive potential of materials on the body.
Open to relocation
Open to Full time or Part time work
Designer & Material Specialist
Jan 2021 - Now
- Design and Development of therapeutic textiles and clothing under the platform Skin Series.
- Developing knitwear with health benefits to the skin with less impact on the environment.
- Utilising th...
University of the Arts London
Dec 2019 - Jan 2023
Visiting Lecturer at different Universities and Post-graduate programmes including University Arts London, Ghent University, Jan Van Eyck Academie, Università Iuav di Venezia, Lebanese American Univer...
Designer & Head of Sustainability
Sep 2019 - Aug 2020
Perfect Moment is a luxury ski-wear brand, founded in Chamonix by Thierry Donard, a renowned extreme sports filmmaker and professional skier.
- Worked with creative director and merchandiser to desig...
Research & Development Consultant
Rapha Racing Limited
Jul 2017 - Aug 2018
Stella McCartney and MA Material Futures Design Project
Apr 2018 - Jun 2018
Part of a project on the future of sustainable fashion. I proposed a new way of developing waste-free patterns with future bio-materials such mycelium and bacteria cellulose.
Research & Development
Central Saint Martins, University of The Arts London
2017 to 2019
University of Westminster
2011 to 2015