Fiona Buckingham

Fiona Buckingham

Program Manager (Business Specialisations)

Senior Academic Team

BDesign (Hons) MDes (Hons)

Fiona Buckingham is on the Senior Academic Team at the International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS). She is Program Manager for (Fashion, Marketing & Accounting).

Fiona has over 15 years working in the Australian Fashion Industry as a designer. She founded womenswear label kyotap and led the brand’s creative direction. For over 10 years she managed its wholesale, retail operations and e-commerce store.

Transitioning to academia, Fiona has spent the last 7 years working in higher education, lecturing in fashion and business subjects to domestic and international students with education providers such as UTS and Torrens University. She has experience in course development and has written subjects and developed teaching materials for blended deliveries.  Her area of research for Master of Design focused on the future of the fashion industry, combining areas of sustainable practice and digital technology. She has a passion for and interest in Sustainable futures.

Fiona holds a Bachelor in Design (Fashion & Textiles) from UTS Sydney and a Master of Design by Research from UNSW, Sydney.

Publications

2018 Future Archaeology 6.0 –Exploring the fashion designers practice for the future Thesis Research paper Available: https://www.unsworks.unsw.edu.au/