About me

Dr Nicolas Cambridge


Dr Nicolas Cambridge  

Dr. Nicolas Cambridge graduated with a  degree in fashion design from a major London art school, Nicolas  relocated to Japan in order to study the martial art of kendo. Freelance work in a variety of roles in the creative industries preceded the founding of an experimental design studio, producing outcomes for exhibitions and gallery installations.

Returning to the UK he was able to examine his experiences within the framework of a Master's degree undertaken in an A*-rated sociology department, followed by doctoral studies at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. He has published on a variety of fashion-related topics, including design history, creative practice, representation and visual/material culture.  

  • Cambridge, N. (2014 forthcoming), ‘Sartorial Symbiosis or Creative Commensalism? Collaborations between Japanese fashion designers and Western apparel makers’ to be published in International Journal of Management Cases

  • Cambridge, N. (2013), ‘Bag Ladies & Bathing Apes: Japanese Interventions in British Sartorial Culture’, Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture, Intellect Journals: Bristol, Vol.4 #1, pp.25-37

  • Cambridge, N. (2013), ‘Homo (Wo)mensura: Unpicking the Flat Pattern-cutting Regimes of Sartorial Culture’, to be published in the International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology & Education, Vol.6 #2, pp.121-9

  • Cambridge, N. (2012) ‘Technology versus tradition? Two case studies from Japan’ in Black, S. (ed), The Sustainable Fashion Handbook, Thames & Hudson: London, pp.56-7

  • (ii) Cambridge, N. (2012), ‘Addressing Japan: Orientalism and Counter-Orientalism in the Design, Display and Dissemination of Japanese Sartorial Culture in Late-20th Century Britain’ in Jones, B. (ed), Entrepreneurial Communications, Access Press: Darwen, pp.24-34

  • Cambridge, N. (2011) ‘Cherry-picking Sartorial Identities in Cherry Blossom Land: Uniforms and Uniformity in Japan’, Journal of Design History Vol. 24 #2, pp.171-86

  • Cambridge, N. (2011),‘Sell-ebrating Japan: Consuming, Critiquing and Curating Avant-garde Fashion in the United Kingdom’, International Journal of Management Cases Vol.13 #4, pp.65-72

  • Cambridge, N. (2010), Ten, Men, Sen....Zen: Fashion, craft and the post-modern paradox of Japan, proceedings of the 7th conference of the International Committee of Design History & Studies, Academy of Flanders for the Sciences and Arts, pp. 286-90

Doctoral Supervision 

Nicolas Adam Cambridge
Senior Lecturer in Fashion Marketing
n.cambridge@londonmet.ac.uk