Clare Lopeman is a British Fashion Educator, Designer and Consultant based between Moscow and London
Clare Lopeman is a British Fashion Educator, Designer and Consultant based between Moscow and London.
Graduating from Central St Martins School of Art & Design with a BA (Hons) Fashion Womenswear, Clare has spent the last 20 years working in the fashion industry working as both an Educator and Designer. Her work has been featured in The Guardian, Style Bubble, The Telegraph, Pop, Another Magazine and The New York Times.
Clare started her career in the UK working as a freelance Fashion and Textile Designer for a number of international luxury fashion brands while also developing her career as a Tutor. Clare went on to establish and lead London based academic courses as well as designing Fashion and Textile professional short courses and bespoke consultancy programmes for industry clients at the London College of Fashion.
In 2008 Clare relocated to Moscow to establish, author and direct the first international BA (Hons) Fashion Design Degree Programme in Russia at the British Higher School of Art & Design, part of Moscow Film School and Moscow School of Architecture.
Clare has introduced much needed pedagogic change and innovation to the academic process, building an ambitious and dynamic fashion department. Under her creative direction and leadership, the course has inspired an internationally facing generation of fashion designers, entrepreneurs, thought leaders and creative disruptors that have redefined the perception of Russian fashion talent on a global platform.
The graduate and alumni community are ambassadors for this success attracting international press and acclaim, wIth globally recognised alumni such as Maria Jahnkoy, shortlisted for the LVMH prize and making the Forbes ‘30 under 30’ as well as graduates featured in i-D, Dazed Digital, British Vogue, L’Officiel, Vogue Russia, Vogue Italia, ShowStudio, New York Times, Calvert Journal and The Guardian.
As part of her life and research into Moscow and Russian culture Clare has been engaged in her own professional practice. Described by Susie Bubble as ‘Spying through English Eyes’, her debut collection was launched as part of the British Council’s ‘British Designers Day’ at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Russia.
Clare is regularly invited to consult and participate in academic, creative and cultural initiatives to consult, support and further develop the emerging fashion industry in Russia. Clare has liaised with a number of organisations including the British Council, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Russian Fashion Council, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art Moscow, Fashion Theory Russia, Vogue Russia, Elle Russia and the Museum of Moscow.
Follow all the latest updates from Moscow on Clare’s BA (Hons) Fashion Design instagram feed.
The above showreel features a selection of BA (Hons) Fashion Design Graduate Collections shown on schedule at Mercedes Benz Fashion Weeks, Russia. Graduates featured (in order of appearance): Ksenia Kuleshova; Daria Norkina; Maria Vanuishina; Anastasia Vanuishina; Ksenia Kuleshova; Yulia Ivanova; Nina Veresova; Lina Bouxdorf; Uliana Nekrasova; Lilia Kosyreva; Anastasia Pavlovich; Irina Druzhinina; Corrina Polyunskaya.