Dr Laetitia Forst
Postdoctoral Research Fellow BFTT Partnership
Laetitia is a multi-technique textile designer whose practice explores the tension between technical challenges and creativity in sustainable design for textiles. Laetitia trained as a textile designer at ENSAD Paris before working as a freelance textile designer for fashion, interiors and consulting in eco-design. She carried out her PhD research on the subject of textile design for disassembly in the context of design for recycling at the Centre for Circular Design at Chelsea College of Arts.
Forst L, Vladimirova D, Williams D, Evans S. (2021) Re-Modelling Fashion through Scenario Planning: Conceptual scenarios informing design practices
Forst L. (2020) Textile Design for Disassembly: A creative textile design methodology for designing detachable connections for material combinations
Forst, L. (2019) ‘Disassembly Discussed: Creative Textile Sampling as a Driver for Innovation in the Circular Economy’, Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice, 0(0), pp. 1–21. doi: 10.1080/20511787.2019.1667156.
Earley, R. and Forst, L. (2019) ‘Everything that Went Wrong: challenges and opportunities in designing and prototyping long-life garments in a circular economy’, PLATE 2019, Berlin, 18-20 September 2019
Forst, L. (2018) ‘Teardown and Redesign: dis- and re-assembling textiles in a circular economy’, in Proceeding of the Global fashion Conference 2018. What’s Going On?, London, England.