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Sharon  Lloyd

Sharon Lloyd

Course Leader

School of Art, Design and Fashion

023 8201 3669 ext. 3669 Room no. JM403


Sharon D Lloyd studied at Chelsea School of Art and was employed as a textile designer for over 10 years working in London, New York and Paris before returning to higher education to achieve a Distinction in MA Fashion Textiles and a European PgDip in textiles and fashion marketing at Winchester School of Art. As a former textiles designer turned academic, Lloyd’s specialism is now the theoretical application and debate surrounding make-up and hair design.

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  1. Research interests

    Sharon's research explores and challenges the relationship between fashion, make-up and body image. Follow the link for more information.

    Cosmetic application is often considered to be frivolous, conformist, materialist, anti-feminist, transgressive and a key role in self- expression. Lloyd’s research explores and challenges the relationship between fashion, make-up and body image.

    Her identification of the representations of beauty, size, age and ethnicity formulated by the media and fashion industry has led Lloyd to seek critical debate on the nature of transgression within fashion, celebrity, cosmetics and beauty. 

    A passion for social media has also informed and encouraged her approach to engaging with wide audiences, and Lloyd seeks to foster a cosmetic body and beauty debate that will engage academics and creative practitioners alike.

  2. Recent publications

    Find out more about Sharon Lloyd's recent publications. Publications can include book chapters or full books, creative projects and more...

    Clarke, P., Hodgson, P. & Lloyd, S.  (2015). 'Beauty by Design: Fashioning the Renaissance'. Scottish National Portrait Gallery Edinburgh.

    Lloyd, S. (2014).  'The Beauty of Sublime'. in: Zuburu, S. Dream Sequence. Germany.  Seltmann & Sohne.

    Conference papers, talks and presentations:

    Lloyd, S. (2015). ‘Holding up a mirror to Bordones Women’.  Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

    Buckley, C. & Lloyd, S. (2014). ‘Chainsaws, blogging and the art of screaming. Heroes and monsters: extraordinary tales of learning and teaching in the arts and humanities'. The Higher Education Academy, Salford Quays, Manchester.

    Buckley, C. and Lloyd S. (2014). ‘Blogging for Criticality’. 11th ALDinHE Conference: Learning Development Spaces and Places, University of Huddersfield.