Helen Storey

Helen Storey

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Rome, Lazio, Italy
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Rome, Lazio, Italy

Helen Storey is a British Professor of Fashion Science at the University of the Arts, Co-Director of The Helen Storey Foundation, artist, and designer. Helen Storey has been UNHCR’s 1st Artist in Residence in Za’atari Refugee camp for seven years.

Early Life

Helen Storey was born on 16 August 1959 and she is currently 62 years old. She is originally from Rome, Lazio, Italy, and her zodiac sign is Leo. This personality attended Hampstead Comprehensive School in North London and graduated in Fashion from Kingston Polytechnic in the year 1981.

Moreover, Storey trained with Valentino and Lancetti in Rome. This was before she launched her own label in the year 1984. Talking about her family, Storey’s father is David Storey. Her father is the late playwright and novelist who passed away on 27 March 2017. Likewise, her mother is Barbara Rudd Hamilton who passed away in 2015. Similarly, she has three siblings.

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Caption: Helen Storey in an old photograph with her mother. Source: Instagram

Career, Professional Life, and Net Worth

Professionally, Helen Storey is famous as an artist and designer. Likewise, she is also the Professor of Fashion Science at the University of the Arts, London. Moreover, Storey is the co-director of The Helen Storey Foundation. She is also the UNHCR Designer in Residence at the UNHCR’s Za’atari Refugee camp. She co-creates innovative, art, and cultural livelihood projects for a better life. This personality has been working with UNHCR as the first Artist in Residence for 7 years as of 2022.

Between 1984 and 1995, this personality built her reputation in the fashion world and was awarded “Most Innovative Designer” and “Best Designer Exporter” in the year 1990. Likewise, she was also nominated for “British Designer of the Year” in the years 1990 and 1991. Then in 1994, this personality designed the dress worn by singer Frances Ruffelle. Frances wore it when she performed the UK entry in the Eurovision Song Contest in the year 1994. In the year 1995, The Helen Storey label closed.

Following this, this personality wrote and published her autobiography titled Fighting Fashion. This book charted her personal experience within the industry. Moreover, Faber & Faber published this book and Sir Paul Smith described this book as “At last the truth – a perfect and witty account of the life and British Fashion”.

Collaboration with her Sister

Along with her sister Kate Storey, Storey created Primitive Streak in 1997. It is a science-art collaboration and her sister is a developmental biologist. This project is a collection of 27 dresses and it conveys 11 key embryonic moments which evolve in the first 1000 hours of human life in the textile form.

The Wellcome Trust initially funded this project. The exhibition happened initially at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts in the year 1997. Later on, it toured in seven countries. As such, this project won two awards and was seen by five million people.

In 2015, the Closing Neural Tube Dress was commissioned for the redevelopment of the Wellcome Collection Reading Room. Likewise, The Dark Lung Dress is a part of the National Museum of Scotland’s permanent textile collection at present.

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Caption: Helen Storey styling a model wearing her garment titled Dress for Our Time upcycled from a tent at a refugee camp in Jordan. Source: Instagram

More Details

Talking about this personality’s awards and honors, she was the Visiting Professor at the University of the Arts in 1998 and a fellow at the Royal Society of the Arts in 1999. Similarly, she was a research fellow at the University of the Arts in February 2000 and an Honorary Professorship at the Heriot-Watt University in 2001. Furthermore, in the year 2003, she became the Honorary Professorship at King’s College London.

Further, she was the visiting professor of Material Chemistry at the Sheffield University in 2008 and received MBE for Services to The Arts in June 2009. She obtained an Honorary Doctor of the Science University of Sheffield in 2012 and Honorary Professor of Craft and Design (DJCA) at the University of Dundee in 2012.

Likewise, she was the winner of the Condé Nast Traveler Award for “Best Design & Innovation” for the Catalytic Clothing Project in the Sustainability category in 2012 and became Royal Designer for Industry at the Royal Society of the Arts in 2014. Additionally, Storey was a part of Honorary Fellowship Arts at University Bournemouth in 2014. Moving on, Storey has a net worth of around $3 million US dollars.

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Caption: Helen Storey distributed certificates for the Tiger Girls and their coaches in 2018. Source: Instagram

Personal life

There is no news related to professor Helen Storey’s relationship status and love affairs. This talented personality is focused mostly on strengthening her professional career and working with UNHCR in an effort to create a better world.

Body Measurements and Social Media

There are no details related to professor Helen Storey’s body measurements like her height, weight, chest-waist-hip measures, dress size, etc. Storey has grey hair and hazel eyes. Moreover, Helen joined Twitter in March 2011 and so far has over 4.5k followers on her @profhelenstorey account. On Instagram, her username is @dress4ourtime and it has over 2.1k followers. Besides these, the professor of arts doesn’t seem to have public profiles on other platforms.