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Alastair Waite

Alastair Waite

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham School of Art & Design

Staff Group(s)
Fashion marketing, management and communication


Alastair is the module leader on the Product Development module on the first year of the the Fashion Management course. The module covers all areas of the  global fashion industry. This gives student an clear understanding of  the global fashion environment, with knowledge of the process by which products are manufactured and the materials from which they are made, alongside an understanding of how and where in the world fashion products are sourced. This is the knowledge that is critical to working within any area of the fashion and textile industry.

Alongside Fashion Management, Alastair also is part of the Cross Departmental Teaching team. This area teaches students from several courses within The School of Art and Design the power of visual communication.

Alastair also works with students as a personal tutor. This helps students settle both within the NTU environment and with their whole University experience.

Career overview

Prior to joining Nottingham Trent University full time in the autumn of 2019, Alastair was a practising design director and product developer working with many international  fashion brands and retailers, within diverse industry sectors from commercial large-scale corporations to high-end luxury brands.

Alastair graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1993 with a 1st class degree in BA (Hons) Fashion & Textiles Design. He is currently working on a PGCERT at NTU.

Alastair’s background is in design and is a menswear specialist but has been focusing on sustainability in fashion across all areas for the last few years at NTU and within the fashion industry.

Alastair has nearly 30 years of international industry experience including holding several senior design positions at Paul Smith, M&S, Next, Debenhams, Pepe Jeans London, Tommy Hilfiger, Matalan, E.Tautz , Community Clothing and Norton & Son’s.

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