Shelley Fox is a fashion academic and fashion designer. Since graduating from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 1996, she established a reputation as one of London's most innovative fashion designers, renowned for her rigorous research into new pattern cutting techniques and fabric textures. Fox's studio sold to stores throughout Europe, the United States and the far east and her work regularly receives coverage in magazines including i-D, Blueprint, Visionaire, Dutch, the Independent, Wire and Vogue. Shelley Fox exhibited her collection Negative at the Friday Late at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2005, and exhibited there again during the exhibition Touch Me.
Fox won the Peugot Design Award for Textiles (1999) and the Jerwood Fashion Prize in 1999. Her work has been in exhibitions including: Great Expectations, New York (2001); Jam: Tokyo, the Barbican, London (2000), Multiples, ICA, London (2001-2), and featured in books including the chapter 'Fashion Stranger than fiction: Shelley Fox', Caroline Evans, in The Englishness of English Dress, Eds. Breward, Conekin and Cox Berg, 2001, pp.189-211; and Fashion Cultures: Theories, Explorations and Analysis, Eds. Bruzzi and Church Gibson, Routledge, 2000, pp. 105-106.
Having previously been Senior Research Fellow at Central Saint Martins, and Stanley Picker Fellowship in the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture at Kingston University, Fox now is Parsons MFA Fashion Design & Society Program Director.