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Jennifer Anyan

Jennifer Anyan MA, FHEA, PGCE, BA (Hons)

Head of Postgraduate Provision

Faculty of Creative Industries, Architecture and Engineering

023 8201 3791 ext. 3791


Jennifer is an artist, creative director and fashion studies scholar.

Her research engages in a critical and playful exploration of the fashioned body using interdisciplinary methods. Jennifer also uses her practice as a starting point to write about the fashioned body, working within a theoretical framework that considers both the identity and experience of styled bodies.

Taught courses

Further information

  1. Industry experience

    Jennifer has worked with Topshop, the V&A, Elle Magazine, and Sony. She has also been external adviser for the London College of Fashion, Pearl Academy, India, Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of South Wales.
  2. Teaching experience

    Jennifer joined Solent in 2007 to set up new undergraduate courses BA (Hons) Make-Up and Hair Design, BA (Hons) Fashion Styling and Creative Direction and later to set up MA Creative Direction for Fashion and Beauty. She has taught on a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate units dealing with both practice and critical theory.

    Since 2016 Jennifer has been working with IBM Design Studio, Hursley on IBMs first collaboration with a University Fashion course, MA Creative Direction for Fashion and Beauty students work with the design team to speculate, pitch and develop projects for using IBM Watson tech within fashion and beauty products, services and experiences. 

  3. Research interests

    Jennifer’s research in engages in a critical yet playful exploration of the fashioned body using a range of media. The work provokes the viewer to evaluate the construction of fashioned identity as well as the embodied experience of dress. Jennifer's work although wide-ranging always centres on dressed bodies and often draws explicitly upon her commercial experience in fashion.
  4. Recent publications

    Follow the link below to see Jennifer's recent publications.
    • Anyan J. (2015) Boredom and Reinvention for the Female Gaze within Personal Fashion Blogs in 21st Century Feminism: Forming and Performing Femininity (Eds.) Nally, C & Smith, A. Palgrave Macmillan: London
    • Anyan J. (2014) The Glamour of Italian Fashion: V & A 2014, in Catwalk Vol 3.2 ed. Fontein, J Interdisciplinary Press: Oxford
    • Anyan J. (2013) Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Gardein Catwalk Vol 2.1 ed. Fontein, J Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press
  5. Work in progress

    Jennifer is currently working on 'Fashioning the Voice', funded by Arts Council, England.