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Margo Barton

Margo.Barton@op.ac.nz

0000-0001-8055-3630

Dr Margo Barton, Professor, Academic Leader for Fashion, Te Maru Pūmanawa, College of Creative Practice & Enterprise, teaches and supervises learners across a range of courses on the undergraduate and post graduate programmes in the School of Design.

A winner of the AKO Aotearoa Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching Award (2007), she is passionate about fashion education and establishing networks within the global fashion industry to benefit design students, the fashion industry and the consumer. Margo fosters international exchanges and collaborations for students and faculty, whether in person or by digital methods, and is a frequent exhibitor, curator, presenter and external examiner across the wider area of fashion and design.

Margo is the Creative Director and Chair of iD Dunedin Fashion, including the iD International Emerging Designer Awards, is the founder of the Contemporary Fashion Practices online fashion symposium exhibition and is a board member of the International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI) and chair of the IFFTI membership committee.

She shows an ongoing commitment to expanding the definition of what ‘fashion’ is within learning and teaching at Otago Polytechnic, and to challenging and improving knowledge and interactions between emerging designers, the fashion industry and potential wearers - within learning and teaching, and research.


ORCID profile: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8055-3630

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