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Dr Lyanne Holcombe V&A/RCA MA History of Design, PhD

Lecturer in Critical Studies for Fashion Design

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Dr Lyanne Holcombe is Lecturer in Critical Studies for Fashion and Textiles within Winchester School of Art at the University of Southampton.

A graduate of the University of Brighton and the Royal College of Art, Lyanne’s background is in design history and the study of the modern interior.

Her PhD was completed with the Modern Interiors Research Centre at Kingston University, entitled Modernisation in the Metropolis: Interiors, Gender and Luxury in the Regent Palace Hotel 1888-1935 . This work explores the new luxury hotel interiors of London’s West End during a period of Edwardian urban renewal. An aspect of this research is published in the text Hotel Lobbies and Lounges: The Architecture of Professional Hospitality , edited by Tom Avermaete and Anne Massey (2013).

Previously teaching Critical Issues in Research for Fashion, Graphics and Interior Design at Kingston University, and History of Art and Design at the University of Brighton. Lyanne has taught at a number of institutions, including the Victoria and Albert Museum.

A member of the Modernist Studies Association and contributor to seminars and conferences nationally. Her research interests include fashioned objects, clothing representations, luxury interiors and spaces of leisure.

Research interests

  • Fashioned objects
  • Clothing representations
  • Luxury interiors
  • Spaces of leisure.

Research group

Winchester Luxury Research Group

Undergraduate provision of Year 1 contextual studies modules including Year 2 and 3.

Dr Lyanne Holcombe
Winchester School of Art University of Southampton Park Avenue Winchester Hampshire SO23 8DL Room Number: A1029 Telephone: 023 8059 6983 Email:
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