Gavin Fernandes is a Senior Lecturer contributing to the programmes BA Honours Fashion Communication and Styling and BA Honours Photography. His professional practice incorporates both his fashion styling and photography disciplines encompassing socio-political discussions around themes of cultural identity, religion, feminine empowerment and gender.
His work has been exhibited in London at The Photographers’ Gallery; Victoria and Albert Museum; Whitechapel Art Gallery; Institute of Contemporary Arts; Royal Academy of Arts; Barbican Centre; National Maritime Museum; Museum of London and at the Harris Museum in Preston, UK.
Other work has been featured in Dazed & Confused; i-D; Tank; The Observer; The Guardian and The Independent. A portfolio of his images is featured as a dedicated chapter in the book British Asian Style: Fashion and Textiles/Past and Present by V&A Publishing, 2009.
His visual narratives Monarchs of the East End and Empire Line were presented as solo-exhibitions at Maison Des Arts de Creteil, Paris, 2007, at Rich Mix Cultural Foundation, London, 2007 and at Maison Folie, Wazemmes, Lille, 2006.