Marie Aja-Herrera

Fashion professor


  • B.A., Birmingham Polytechnic
  • M.A., London Institute, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design


"Personal: Working on a collaborative fashion show with designer Bruce Oldfield and Her Royal Highness Diana The Princess of Wales for Barnardo's; working with David Shilling on various millenary projects for Her Majesty The Queen Mother. Professional: My first runway show in London and Milan; receiving an honorary doctorate for my achievements in Milan, Italy."

Awards, recognitions and honors

Hon Ph.D., fashion, The Borgia Palace, Florence, Italy, 2006; Who's Who of American Women; Who's Who in America; Who's Who in the World; Woman of the Year in Education; and many more


USA Alumni Association, The University of The Arts, Central St. Martins; Associate of The Clothing and Footwear Institute (ACFI); The Fashion Group International; LSAID Licentiate of the Industrial Artists & Designers; Hon. Elected Member, the Polish Union of Artists

Publications and Presentations


  • Preface on Fashion and Art for new book by Stephanie Hoppen, "Picture Perfect Fashion in Art," 2004
  • Editorial in Threads magazine: "The Avant-garde and Futurism in Fashion," 2004


  • Key speaker, annual International Textiles Review Conference, Savannah, Georgia, 2007
  • Invited by The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta to give a lecture, "First Ladies: Political Role & Public Image," 2005