Sharon Evans-Mikellis

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Senior Lecturer - Fashion Design

Phone: +64 9 9219999 ext. 8330


Postal Address:
School of Art and Design
Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies
AUT University
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142
New Zealand


M.A.(hons), B.A.(hons),
Dip New Media Design

Memberships and Affiliations:

Member of FINZ (Fashion Industry New Zealand)
T&DL Advisory Board
Member of DINZ (Designers Institute New Zealand)
Director - Mikellis & Co.


Sharon Evans-Mikellis is a senior lecturer in design in the Department of Fashion and Textiles. She is also a practising designer with twenty-five years of working experience in the fashion and textile industry in New Zealand, Europe and Japan, and has teaching experience in both New Zealand and the U.K.

Her masters thesis, titled ‘Future Forms: A methodological investigation for garment shape innovation in knitwear design’ focused on alternative approaches to the development of knitted garment shapes.

Teaching Areas:

Textile Design, Fashion Design, Fashion Theory, Drawing, Knitwear Design.

Research Interests:

Academic research in textiles is focused on exploring alternative perspectives in knitwear design innovation, including product development in textiles; pedagogy for knit, and knitwear design methodology. Fashion research interests include the significance of dress in sub-culture and the interface with fashion.

Selected presentations and publications:

Evans-Mikellis, S. C. (2011, August 4). Future forms: a methodological investigation for garment shape innovation in knitwear design. (Master's Thesis/Postgraduate Dissertation, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand).

Evans-Mikellis, S. (2011). New Product Development in Knitted Textiles. In L. Horne (Ed.), New product development in textiles, Innovation and production. (Vol. 105, 1 ed., pp. 45-63). Cambridge, U.K.: Woodhead Publishing Ltd.

Evans-Mikellis, S. (2010). Future forms – whole garment knitwear and the potential for new design thinking. In WEAR 2010 Anthropometry Conference. Auckland,New Zealand.

Joseph, F., Evans Mikellis, S., & Fraser, A. (2007). Going Digital: Innovation through new design, print and knit technologies. In 2007 Fashion Industry New Zealand (FINZ) Education Conference. Wellington.