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Noorin Khamisani

Lecturer in Fashion and Textile Design, University of Portsmouth

Noorin Khamisani is a fashion designer, educator and researcher, focused on design for sustainability, informed by two decades of professional practice.

Noorin holds an MA in Fashion Futures from UAL London College of Fashion and a BA (Hons) in Fashion Design from UCA Rochester. She is currently a Lecturer in Fashion and Textiles at the University of Portsmouth and co-lead of the Fashion, Textiles and Material Futures Research and Innovation Group. Previously she was part of the founding faculty at the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) where she led and implemented the fashion design curriculum, developed in collaboration with Parsons The New School.

Challenging the current system is a key theme in her courses, with students free to reimagine the future of fashion practice.


  • 2022–present
    Lecturer in Fashion and Textile Design, University of Portsmouth
  • 2019–2021
    Lecturer in Fashion Design, Dubai Institute for Design and Innovation


  • 2019 
    UAL London College of Fashion, MA Fashion Futures


  • 2021
    Exploring Upcycling As a Design Process Through Fashion Education. , State-of-the-Art Upcycling Research and Practice : Proceedings of the International Upcycling Symposium 2020. Sung, K., Singh, J. & Bridgens, B. (eds.). Springer, p. 87-91.
  • 2021
    Fashion Design For Multiple Lives And Users., Fashion Practice. The Journal of Design, Creative Process & the Fashion Industry.

Professional Memberships

  • Union Of Concerned Researchers In Fashion
  • Fashion Academics Creating Equality (FACE)