Christopher Breward

Professor of Cultural History
University of Edinburgh

Christopher Breward is Professor of Cultural History at the University of Edinburgh, where he also holds the positions of Principal of Edinburgh College of Art and Vice Principal of the University (Creative Arts). He was trained at the Courtauld Institute of Art (BA) and the Royal College of Art (MA, PhD), London, and has subsequently taught at Manchester Metropolitan University, the Royal College of Art and London College of Fashion. Before taking up his post at Edinburgh he was Head of Research at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Christopher has published widely on the history and theory of fashion and its relationship to masculinities and urban cultures. He has most recently co-curated the V&A’s major Olympic season exhibition ‘British Design 1948–2012’.