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ITC welcomes new Teaching Fellow

ITC is pleased to welcome Ms Cristina Kountiou, a newly appointed Teaching Fellow in Fashion Business.  Ms Kountiou is a fashion catalyst and educator with over 20 years of experience.  Her transition from design to  quality assurance, product development and brand management has provided her with a comprehensive overview of the industry and a focus on sustainability. She has 14 years  of industry experience and 7 years of teaching experience across 3 fashion departments at a creative design institution, where she taught Luxury Fashion Management. This program based in the US was voted No. 1 in BOF. She has always strived to connect the industry and education sector, and believes in bringing fashion education to the forefront with new technology and creative thinking.  She has continued to consult on fashion business development and sustainable practices.  

With a passion for sustainable research and development, Ms Kountiou managed sustainable start-up label Puer, developing the branding and design, and marketing the label as well as showcasing it at the Berlin Fashion week and Pure London. Cristina managed design teams for a Hong Kong based design house, developing trend reports and forecasting, design concepts and products for womenswear collections, childrenswear and sportswear. Brands that she has worked for include: DKNY jeans, Esprit, and House of Fraser. She has also conducted design and brand consulting for independent labels.