Art, Fashion Design tutor in Camden and City of London

Ian K.

location_on Camden and City of London, England

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£ 50 / hour

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About me

My bespoke one-to-one mentoring has helped a number of designers enter into Fashion education or successfully begin a career in Fashion Design. From my London design studio you will be able to benifit from my 30 years of design experience and 18 years as a design tutor at the renowned Fashion University, Central Saint Martins. My services are adaptable for your personal needs: - Portfolio Development - Design Development - Developing your Research Skills For Fashion Design - Range Planning, Design and Allocation (for building a collection) Bookable by the hour, you can come once or as often as you see fit to achieve your personal goals.


Central Saint MartinsFashionBA
Royal Collage Of ArtFashionMA

Tutoring Experience

A well-respected and inspiring teacher, Ian has taught fashion design at Central Saint Martins for the last seventeen years, and is currently the course director of the Free Elective Study Abroad Fashion Programme FESP. Ian lectures nationally & internationally on fashion design and has been instrumental in setting up and delivering courses in USA, Mexico City, Buenos Aires and China. Ian graduated from Central Saint Martins (BA Fashion) and the Royal College of Art (MA Fashion) and has collaborated & worked with Alberta Ferretti, Erdem, Dexter Wong, Bruce Oldfield, Bora Aksu and Joe Casely-Hayford and more His work has featured in Vogue, WWD, I.D., Nylon, Dazed & Confused and 125 magazine and his commissions have been worn by Cindy Sherman & Michael Jackson and worked on multidisciplinary projects within fashion, art & film. When he isn’t designing for his own range and teaching, he is developing a book on the process of design for fashion.



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Tutorean Interview


Ian is one of the leading experts in Fashion Design and has lectured and tutored internationally. He has taught at Central Saint Martins for over 17 years, helping students with their application process and supporting graduates find careers in the industry. Ian is more than just a Tutor - he's a lecturer, designer, author and even runs his own business. He knows his field inside out and is a well-respected mentor. If you're considering applying for a Fashion or Design related course or career, you're in safe hands.

Jiahao Wan Feb 17, 2018


It was a fantastic semester with Ian. The course was well organized. He cares about every student. He instructed us with skillful techniques and inspiring fashion innovations. The contents he offers in his program are broader than just a college course. I learned about design, making, and also how to view fashion/art in different scales. I truly appreciate Ian's efforts.

Rishabh Manocha Feb 17, 2018


Mr. Kettle is a comprehensive, sincere and most inspiring tutor. I had the privilege of being under his tutelage for a semester in the spring of 2016. That semester changed my perception of my work and enhanced my understanding of the technical, conceptual and metaphysical aspects of fashion. Apart from being thoroughly knowledgeable of the trade, Mr. Kettle is also incredibly inquisitive about newer possibilities within existent paradigms. It is this aspect that helps both ground and invigorate his students to produce the best versions of their work. Further, his lectures are captivating, well-edited and thought-provoking. His feedback is blunt, constructive and insightful. One of the finest educators I have had the chance of working with!

Jane Francis Feb 18, 2018


An inspiring and knowledgeable tutor. Organized and highly skilled. What Ian doest know about Fashion, isn't worth knowing!! Expert in portfolio building, advice and translating creative methodologies into practice. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to any prospective students, aspiring designers, makers and learners of all ages..

Sydney Loew Feb 22, 2018


Ian was an amazing professor and gave insight into the process of concept to design and creation. He really changed my view of how to approach a concept and research a topic thoroughly through firsthand experiences. Moreover, he taught me how to identify who I am as a designer at a crucial point in my studies. I cannot thank Ian enough for his knowledge from concept, research, design, and technical detail. The lectures he gave us and the in-class assistants was helpful each day. He spoke and taught us with encouragement and inspiration and made it his priority that each student got attention and proper guidance.

Gemma Street Feb 23, 2018


Ian is a brilliant tutor / mentor! Not only does Ian possess a deep-seated knowledge of the fashion industry, he is incredibly experienced in his field and, most importantly, is a designer/practitioner himself with his own brand. Ian communicates and teaches in an inspirational and also entertaining way. He likes to challenge existing thinking constructively to try and get the best ideas and original concepts. He does not tolerate mediocrity and is very honest in his approach. I have learned a huge amount and benefited a great deal from Ian's teaching. I would have no reservations whatsoever in highly recommending him to any designer wishing to launch their own fashion brand or anyone who might need expert consultancy with any aspect regarding fashion design. Ian's refined aesthetic and understanding of the industry, coupled with his very positive and helpful approach will not fail to improve or enhance a design collection.

David Wild Feb 26, 2018


Ian is an amazing tutor! He is great working one-on-one to address your needs and help you reach your goals while pushing you to go beyond your comfort zone. If you work with Ian you will have to work hard, but he will work just as hard to make sure you succeed!

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