Corinna Erken

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School: School of Communication and Design
Department: Fashion
Position: Program Manager
Location: RMIT Saigon South

Corinna Erken is a passionate educator with international experience in the Fashion Industry as designer, maker and consultant, with a strong focus on sustainability and startups. Corinna has previously taught in the Middle East and focuses her research on artisanal craftsmanship and systems change.

  • MA Fashion Retail & Luxury Management, LCCA
  • BA Fashion Design & Pattern Making, ESMOD
  • BA Business Administration Univ. Applied Science, AKAD Germany

  • Fashion Enterprise
  • Fashion Design and Pattern Making

  • Craft, Culture and Society
  • Post-Growth
  • Social and Economic Shifts in Design and Industry

  • 2017 ESMOD Jury Award
  • 2017 ESMOD Dubai Textile Award
  • 2017 Academic Excellence Award, Dubai Academic City

  • Fashion Designer
  • Pattern Maker
  • Business Startup Consultant

  • 2019-2021: Adjunct Faculty, Lecture & Workshop, Dubai Institute of Design & Innovation
  • 2019-2022: Head of Design, Production & Supply Chain Management, Morris Global Consultancy
  • 2017-2019: Lecturer, Pattern Making & Fashion Design, ESMOD Dubai
  • 2017: Head of Design & Production, Fácil Blanco Dubai
  • 2016-2017 :Studio Manager Katya Kovtunovich
  • 2015: Project based manager for Fashion Design, Production & Startup Consulting