Arts College Plymouth appoints Simon Yuen as Style Communication Lecturer
With over 15 years of expertise within the style trade, Simon has labored with manufacturers together with Maison Margiela, Tom Ford, Chloé and Jean Paul Gaultier
Arts College Plymouth has appointed merchandising and model administration skilled Simon Yuen as a Lecturer on BA (Hons) Style Communication.
With over 15 years of expertise within the style trade, from being a purchaser for Betsey Johnson and merchandising supervisor for Jean Paul Gaultier to model supervisor for Tom Ford and most lately, retail and merchandising supervisor for Maison Margiela, Simon brings vital expertise and experience to the undergraduate Style Communication course.
Simon mentioned: “I’ve been working within the style trade for over 15 years. My first style job was an adjunct purchaser for Anne Klein New York and Betsey Johnson. Since then, I’ve labored with completely different manufacturers all over the world in merchandising and model administration.”
“I lately relocated to the UK, founding a style synthetic intelligence (AI) startup known as INGRID, which has been actually enjoyable. The aim is to make use of machine studying expertise to type clothes. It’s nonetheless within the growth stage as I’m working with AI builders to determine the algorithm. Ideally, the programme may also help retailers to create higher retail excellence and a extra personalised purchasing expertise, additionally serving to customers to seek out new types and higher utilise their wardrobe. I’m enthusiastic about how we are able to use Internet 3.0 and AI to boost style and retail experiences.”
Simon beforehand lectured on the Style & Textiles Institute at Falmouth College, specialising in style advertising and marketing, having achieved a Masters of Science in Entrepreneurship on the establishment.
Simon mentioned, “I wish to use my expertise from the trade and share that with college students to allow them to be ready to start out their journey into style, and I additionally wish to be taught from them! I grew up in Hong Kong the place I loved being near the ocean and after I visited Plymouth, I might scent that sea breeze, which positively helped me make my resolution to come back to Arts College Plymouth. Arts College Plymouth has a lot potential and I really feel like that is the correct time to hitch the group.”
Simon at the moment resides in Cornwall, the place he spends his weekends climbing and having fun with the native seashores.
Senior lecturer and course chief for BA (Hons) Style Communication, Kirsty Smith mentioned, “We’re excited to welcome Simon Yuen to the group. With wide-ranging experiences and a number of other influential roles in style advertising and marketing, Simon joins the group at an fascinating second in our programme’s growth. As we glance to empower college students, to allow them to thrive of their studying environments post-pandemic, I’m completely wanting ahead to introducing Simon to the College of Design + Communication and I’m assured that his expertise, experience and fervour will likely be of nice profit to our college students.”
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