Zowie Broach

Academic

Zowie Broach is the Head of Fashion at the Royal College of Art in London. Graduating from Plymouth in Fine Art and Middlesex with a degree in Fashion Textiles, Broach went onto being a fashion educator at Westminster University, teaching at both BA and Master’s level, as well as Parsons The New School for Design in New York, SIAC in Chicago, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, before joining the Royal College of Art.

During 2009 and 2011 she was designer-in-residence and Senior Researcher in Creative Practice at London College of Fashion. Along with Brian Kirkby, she founded avant-garde studio Boudicca in 1997 that first presented collections in London and New York, and became the first independent British fashion house to be invited as a guest member of the prestigious Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in 2007.  

In 2012, Broach and Kirkby exhibited in Fashioning the Object at the Art Institute of Chicago. They collaborated with filmmaker Mike Figgis at the Royal Opera House which lead to a solo show in London, where a new body of digital work was presented from the notable fellowship program at the Stanley Picker Gallery at Kingston University.

Zowie Broach is the Head of Fashion at the Royal College of Art in London. Graduating from Plymouth in Fine Art and Middlesex with a degree in Fashion Textiles, Broach went onto being a fashion educator at Westminster University, teaching at both BA and Master’s level, as well as Parsons The New School for Design in New York, SIAC in Chicago, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, before joining the Royal College of Art.

During 2009 and 2011 she was designer-in-residence and Senior Researcher in Creative Practice at London College of Fashion. Along with Brian Kirkby, she founded avant-garde studio Boudicca in 1997 that first presented collections in London and New York, and became the first independent British fashion house to be invited as a guest member of the prestigious Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in 2007.  

In 2012, Broach and Kirkby exhibited in Fashioning the Object at the Art Institute of Chicago. They collaborated with filmmaker Mike Figgis at the Royal Opera House which lead to a solo show in London, where a new body of digital work was presented from the notable fellowship program at the Stanley Picker Gallery at Kingston University.