Nathan is a senior lecturer/ course leader in fashion design here at Sheffield Hallam University. Nathan studied menswear fashion design at Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design. Actively engaged in research, Nathan's current practice focuses on the significance and impact of the phenomena of designer clothes on working class men. This project is based on using recorded 'talking head' adapted interviews, photography and customary modes of oral narration, and reflects on young men’s opinions of the significance, impact and effect that designer clothes have had on youth culture.
The bedrock of Nathan’s teaching is to obligate the students to analyse their history, beliefs and their culture, reflecting on who they are within society, who they want to be as a designer, then necessitating them to question it. Nathan’s approach is to outline and reflect on processes within the research and design practice as the basis of the pedagogical educational procedure, fostering a fertile symbiosis from the learning and teaching experience, using this as the foundation for creativity.
Significance and impact of Designer Clothes on working class men.
Working class clothing.
Loss of identity within youth clothing in a fluctuating society.
Socio-clothing in a Post Industrial age.