I am a Principal Lecturer in Fashion within the Manchester Fashion Institute and I am currently responsible for the BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology Programme on which I also teach design. I also manage the Fashion and Business Saturday Club which runs October to April for 13-16 year olds from the Greater Manchester Area.
Prior to joining the Manchester Fashion Institute in April 2014 I was Programme Leader of BA (Hons) Fashion at Manchester School of Art. I have over 20 years international industry experience including senior design positions with River Island, Ted Baker, Levis, Dockers and Denham. In 2004 I established a luxury unisex brand, Avelon, that sold globally into stores including Liberty London and Jeffrey New York.
BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology Womenswear
BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology Menswear
BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology Sportswear
Amsterdam Fashion Institute, Amsterdam, Fashion Design
National College of Art and Design, Dublin, BA (Hons) Fashion
De Montford University, Leicester, BA (Hons) Contour Fashion
I am currently working towards a PhD - Soundtracks of Dress: Experience, Memory and Narratives of Music and Dress by Women in Post-war British Youth Culture.
Research interests: Youth culture, women’s history, dress, music, experience, memory, meaning, imagination, identity, narratives of youth, alternative femininities.
PORTRAIT YOUTH https://portraityouth.com with John Earnshaw, Zoe HItchen, MCYS, GMCA, Central Library, Manchester Youth Council, Design Manchester,
IDENTI-TEE http://www.esrcmanchesterfest.ac.uk/events/identi-tee-exploring-identity-creative-design/ with Hannah Smithson, Zoe Hitchen, Kelly Joseph, MCYS, ESRC, The Childrens Society
JK. Jenkinson (2017). Unisex Fashion. Berg Encyclopaedia of World Dress and Fashion.
JK. Jenkinson (2015). Dress, Music, Gender and Emotion: Methods for exploring lived experience of women in post-war youth culture. In: Conference Proceedings. Edited by Kim.K.P.Johnson. University of Minnesota,
PORTRAIT YOUTH https://portraityouth.com
NAYTIONAL FASHION AND BUSINESS SATURDAY CLUB http://fashioninstitute.mmu.ac.uk/projects/national-fashion-business-saturday-club/
Jenkinson, J., Earnshaw, J., & Hitchen, Z. (2017, October 7). Portrait Youth [Exhibition]. Central Library, Manchester.
British Fashion Council Education Steering Committee member