Mark Eley
Head of Programmes

Email: eleym@regents.ac.uk
Subject(s): Fashion & Design

Professional Biography

After graduating from Brighton Polytechnic specializing in Woven Textiles for Fashion, Mark established in 1992 London-based print studio Eley Kishimoto with his partner Wakako Kishimoto. The company have gained global notoriety through a plethora of outputs ranging from fashion and interiors to diverse architectural and design collaborations.

Although this reputation was initially earned as a result of their vibrant fashion collections, the company’s renown has become associated with their freedom to decorate anything and everything. It is this design aesthetic that is key to their works’ identity.

Throughout this illustrious career that still continues to push boundaries Mark has worked and collaborated in academia across the World. Currently a Professor of Practice at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Mark previously held the title of Visiting Professor of Fashion at Lassalle College of Art Singapore, lectured in Musashino University in Tokyo and taught on the World renowned MA Fashion Course at Central Saint Martin’s alongside Professor Louise Wilson. Mark also has consulted on the Fashion Show and Textile Exhibition productions at Herriot Watt University for many years, was a member of the judging panel at Academy Arts Fashion Graduation in Antwerp and at the Sweden School of Textiles as an examiner. In addition to this Mark has also been a Trustee of Graduate Fashion Week with Hilary Alexander and Colin MacDowell.

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons), Fashion Textiles Specialism Woven Textiles

Examining

  • 2011-2015 Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts External Examiner
  • 2010 The Swedish School of Textiles Examiner
  • 2009-2006 External Examiner Glasgow School of Art MA Fashion

Other Outputs

  • 1992 – Present Eley Kishimoto Apparel Ltd. Director

Creative Director

  • 2010 – 2016 Laura Ashley Japan (womenswear) for ‘Laura Ashley London’ line
  • 2007 – 2008 Cacharel (womenswear/menswear/childrenswear/licences)
  • 2001 – 2007 Ratti (textile/print) for ‘Evolution’ range

Apparel Collaboration

  • Vans VF Corportaion Global Dual Label Global
  • 2015 TEK Timothy Everest and New Future Graphic Shirt Product Global
  • 2015   Eribe Knitwear Product Global
  • 2014   Vans Footwear and Apparel Dual Label Global
  • 2013 Uniqlo Airism & Heat Tech Dual Label Global
  • 2010 Weekday (womenswear/menswear), Sweden
  • 2010   Orlebar Brown (men’s swimwear), UK/Global
  • 2010  Galeries Lafayette (womenswear), France
  • 2009 Anthropologie (womenswear), USA/UK
  • 2009 People Tree (womenswear), UK/Japan
  • 2007 Disney Japan (childrenswear), Japan
  • 2005 – 2006 Ellesse (women’s sportswear), Japan/UK
  • 2004 Uniqulo (unisex t-shirts), Japan
  • 2002 – 2003 New Look (womenswear), UK
  • 2002 A.P.C. (womenswear), France

Other Collaboration

  • 2017 Softbank Japan
  • 2017 Eley Kishimoto For Kirkby Designs
  • 2017 Link Collective
  • 2017  Body Shop
  • 2017 Native Union
  • 2017 Impossible Project
  • 2017 Fashion Film Festival London
  • 2016 Buzzbike London
  • 2016 Abi Wade Styling London
  • 2015 – Current Brixton Brewery
  • 2015 Satta Skates London
  • 2014 Studio Roam Blankets Scotland
  • 2014 Apple Mac Book Air Advert
  • 2014 Macys Store Card Designs
  • 2014 Field Candy Tents United Kingdom
  • 2014 Diageo
  • 2014 Fossil Watches and Accessories Dual Label Global
  • 2013 Uniqlo Airism & Heat Tech Dual Label Global
  • 2013 - 2014 Clinique Japan
  • 2012 - 2013 Clarks Dual Label Global
  • 2011 Local Motors Flash Collaboration Texas
  • 2011 WESC Headphones Global
  • 2011 Tatty Devine
  • 2011 John Lewis Sunglasses, UK
  • 2011 Wesc Headphones, Flash Collaboration, UK/Global
  • 2010 Incase Flash Collaboration
  • 2010 Duvel Flash Collaboration, Global
  • 2010 BMW Motorad Flash Collaboration, Europe
  • 2010 Cinelli Flash Collaboration, UK, Italy
  • 2010 Bicycle Film Festival, Film Collaboration UK, Global
  • 2010 Werk No.17 (magazine) with Work publishing, Singapore/Global
  • 2009 Freestyle (magazine) ‘Flash’ collaboration Frisbee, Germany/Global
  • 2008 Eastpak (bags and accessories) ‘Flash’ collaboration, Belgium/Global
  • 2008 + 2011 MediCom (toys) ‘Flash’ collaboration Be@rBrick, Japan/Global
  • 2008 Ateliers Ruby (motorbike helmets) ‘Flash’ collaboration, France/Global
  • 2008 Maclaren (prams) ‘Flash’ collaboration, Japan/Global
  • 2007 G-Wiz (electric car) ‘Flash’ collaboration with GoinGreen, UK
  • 2007 Amadana (electrical/home) ‘Flash’ collaboration calculator, Japan
  • 2006 17 (Cosmetics) package and colour for Boots, UK
  • 2005 Volkswagen GTI
  • 2003 Showstudio (art direction) film/print collaboration, UK
  • 2002 Shiseido (cosmetics) package and nail design, Japan
  • 2002 Globetrotter (luggage), UK/Global

 

Architectural – Interior Design Collaboration

  • 2017 –Graf Osaka Japan
  • 2017 -D&D (Issho Restaurant)
  • 2016 -Natuzzi London
  • 2016 –Brixton Windmill Creative Ambassadors
  • 2016 Diabities UK Pop Up London
  • 2015 Pop Brixton London
  • 2015 Dare Studio London
  • 2015 Heals Wallpaper Launch
  • 2014 Vitra Furniture London
  • 2014 Southerden Bakery Interior Design
  • 2014 Olympicopolis Shortlisted with Rambold London
  • 2013 – Current Squire Archietects
  • 2012- Current Conran and Partners
  • 2012 – Current Rick Mather Archietects London
  • 2012 – Current Creative Ambassadors for Almacantar Centre Point Bld.
  • Globetrotter, Anglepoise, Gilbert Rugby, Faberge
  • 2012 Narumi Japan
  • 2011 Tatras Global
  • 2010 – Current Maclean Interiors/ Walker Media/ Mangerton House
  • 2008 London’s largest living room (furniture/print) with Studio Weave for
  • London Festival of Architecture, Somerset House, London, UK.
  • 2008 HairyWood Covent Garden (architecture) with 6A Architects for London
  • Festival of Architecture, London, UK
  • 2008 Chairfix (furniture) with Ben Wilson, UK/Global
  • 2008 House At…Cannes (interiors/pool/print) with MacLean interiors, France
  • 2007 – 2011 Sketch (interiors fabric, restaurant, salon, bar), London, UK
  • 2006 Shop at Maison Berteaux (interiors/print/shop-fit), London, UK
  • 2006 HairyWood (architecture) with 6A Architects for Architectural
  • Foundation/ICA, London, UK
  • 2005 House At…Hautefage (interiors/print) with MacLean interiors, France
  • 2005 Habitat (wallpaper), UK
  • 1993 Royal Shakespeare Company

Exhibition – Event

  • 2017  Galerie Handerk Munich
  • 2017 Salone Milan
  • 2017 Design Museum Impossible London
  • 2017 Deco Off Paris
  • 2016 Gallery 46 EK GO GO
  • 2016 Brixton Windmill
  • 2016 - Current Flash Crossings Brixton Design Trail London
  • 2015 Brixton Connect Carpet TFL London
  • 2015 Living Art London
  • 2015 Living Art Seoul Korea
  • 2015 Living Art New York
  • 2014 Butoh Performance Urbanguild Kyoto Japan
  • 2014 – Current Soho Radio Level 108 radio Show
  • 2014 Flash Carpet TFL London
  • 2014 Best Of Brittania London
  • 2014 Decorex London
  • 2013 Born Designers Courchevel
  • 2013 Unfair London
  • 2013 Pop Up Breda
  • 2012 Living With Patterns London
  • 2011 Prints Hasselt
  • 2010 Messto Moscow
  • 2010 Dai Jobu London
  • 2010 Joy Ride London
  • 2010 Pattern Lab London
  • 2010 Flash On Week ( Eley Kishimoto Exhibition) UK
  • 2008 Old/New Testament (Eley Kishimoto exhibition) Tokyo, Japan
  • 2007 Sophie Calle (artist) for Venice Biennale, France/Italy
  • 2007 Eric Duycarts (artist) for Venice Biennale, Belgium/Italy
  • 2005 Volkswagen (cars) ‘Flash’ collaboration/car for Gumball Rally, Global.
  • Menswear collection and fashion show, Paris, France.
  • 2004 Fashion At Belsay (exhibition) with Import/Export-India,
  • Northumbria, UK
  • 2004 Rocket Gallery (exhibition), Tokyo, Japan
  • 2003 10 Year Eley Kishimoto Retrospective (exhibition), Victoria and Albert
  • Museum (V&A), London, UK
  • 2003 Sitting Pretty (exhibition) Sainsbury Centre, Norfolk, UK
  • 2002 Sitting Pretty (exhibition) with English Heritage, Northumbria, UK
  • 2001 Tea-Room (exhibition) Eley Kishimoto At Home AW01, London, UK /
  • Antwerp, Belgium / Tokyo, Japan