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educator , Fashion designer

Marie Aja-Herrera, British fashion designer, educator. Member People's Ambassadorial Education Programs to China, 2008; Fellow: Society Artists & Designers (licensed); member: Textile Institute, Polish Union Artists, The Fashion Group International, Clothing & Footwear Institute.

Background

Aja-Herrera, Marie was born on March 19, 1955 in Bedford, England. Daughter of Henry and Ariadne Swiejkowski.

Education

Bachelor in Fashion, University Central England, 1977. Master of Arts in Fashion and Textiles, Lodz U./Krakow University, Poland, 1980. Master of Arts in Design Studies, Central St. Martins, England, 1995.

Postgraduate certified in Education, University London, 1981. Doctor in Fashion (honorary), New York University, 2006. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), New York University, 2006.

Career

Head fashion department Southend College Essex University, 1981—1984. Head womenswear design (Byblos) Ghirombelli/Pacanina Modas/Santini S.A., Barcelona, Milan, London, 1984—1988. Head womenswear design Jefferson International PLC, Hong Kong, 1988—1989.

Sales executive, design & education coordinator Lectra Systems, 1989. Chair fashion design, chair fashion merchandising American College in London, 1989—1992. Design director Computer-aided Design, knitwear, textiles Jacques Vert PLC, 1992—1995.

Dean faculty of art and design American University Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1995—1996. Head of design Twins/NIKE Enterprise PLC, 1996—1997. Chair fashion design Savannah College Art & Design, Georgia, since 1997.

Consultant Herrera United Kingdom Ltd., 1982—1995.

Membership

Member People's Ambassadorial Education Programs to China, 2008. Fellow: Society Artists & Designers (licensed). Member: Textile Institute, Polish Union Artists, The Fashion Group International, Clothing & Footwear Institute.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Horse riding, skiing, collecting antiques, travel.

Connections

Married Manny Anjel Aja-Herrera, October 24, 1981.

father:
Henry Swiejkowski

mother:
Ariadne Swiejkowski

spouse:
Manny Anjel Aja-Herrera