Dilys Williams - Director and Professor of Fashion Design for Sustainability
Professor Dilys Williams FRSA is Director of Centre for Sustainable Fashion, a University of the Arts Research Centre based at London College of Fashion. She has extensive experience as a womenswear designer, having headed up international collections for Katharine Hamnett, Liberty and Whistles alongside a teaching and research portfolio based on fashion for sustainability, in a number of locations around the world. Her place on the Evening Standard’s London’s Progress 1000 list in 2015 evidences the public and academic influence of her work in exploring sustainability as a way for us to live well through fashion.
In establishing the CSF, Dilys has been able to embed sustainability into fashion education, business and research. Acting as co-secretariat to the House of Lords All Party Parliamentary Group on Fashion, Sustainability and Ethics she has enabled the CSF to use its expertise in bringing the subject of sustainability in fashion to the attention of key political figures.
Dilys is a member of the Observer Ethical Awards judging panel, advisor to a number of businesses and academic courses and a regular contributor in the media, including the Guardian, ShowSTUDIO and Salt magazine.
Trained at Manchester Metropolitan University and holding a UAL professorship, she publishes widely on fashion and sustainability in academic journals and published books.