About Kadian

Kadian A Gosler is a top-selling lingerie designer and merchandiser, bra wearables designer, design-researcher, novice technologist and PhD scholar researching ‘Futuristic Bras: Centring  Experience  in the Design and Development of Bra Wearables’ at the University of Arts London. She is co-developer of the research interest group 'Fashion and Ethnicity', as well as, founder and president of the Lingerie Society. She is currently a third-year PhD Candidate being supervised by renowned industry leader Professor Sandy Black under the Fashion & Textile Design and Technology department. Her co-supervisor Dr Aurore Bardey , course leader in Psychology of Fashion, advises Kadian as she integrates psychology to understand wearers experience and relationship to the bra. Kadian’s interdisciplinary research explores how bra wearables can become a viable consumer product utilising womens bra experience as a focal point, as well as the first to explore Black women's lingerie experience.

As a successful leading lingerie designer and merchandiser Kadian has over ten years of professional industry experience. She has designed foundations, daywear, sleepwear and shapewear for the American mass market. Her designs have sold record-breaking units with companies turning to her to translate trends of the moment into production-ready mass-marketed designs. In 2015, Kadian started her own company, Kadian Antonique L.L.C., and began consulting. She consulted with many manufacturers looking to diversify their product categories and enter into the plus-size market.

Kadian received her Master of Fine Art in Merchandising and Management from the Academy of Art University. Her dissertation focused on intimate apparel for the tween/teen market developing innovative products and new design approaches. She specialised in Intimate Apparel design where she was awarded Critics Choice Lingerie Design 2007; graduating Magna Cum Laude from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a Bachelors in Fine Arts and an Associates of Applied Science. Her fashion education began at the highly selective and specialised High School of Fashion Industries where she graduated with several scholarships from The UnderFashion Club, a non-profit dedicated to the Intimate Apparel Industry. Kadian has been awarded President’s Honours, Dean Lists and a number of awards for her designs.

RESEARCH CENTRES
RESEARCH GROUPS
INTEREST GROUPS
SOCIETIES
  • The Lingerie Society
SKILLS
  • Post Graduate Mentorship
  • Adobe CC & CAD Design
  • Web PDM
  • SPSS & SmartPLS
  • Merchandising & Management
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Marketing & Branding
  • Sewing, Draping, Grading & Patternmaking
HOBBIES
'Not all those who wander are lost...' J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Tambour & Hand Embroidery 
  • Designing Scents 
  • Illustration- Portraits
  • Baroque Art, Music, Architecture
  • Kickboxing

DESIGNER + RESEARCHER + CONSULTANT

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