Matt Ryalls is Senior Lecturer in BA (Hons) Fashion Communication &Styling. He studied Fashion Design at Central St. Martins and has worked as a stylist and Fashion Editor for Arena, Dazed & Confused, Exit, Nylon,POP and The Face magazines, in addition he has collaborated with numerous designers on runway presentations internationally.
Matt publishes Animæ , a print publication of photography, illustration, interviews and prose that explores themes of identity, sexuality and gender.
"My practice focus is independent publishing and DIY modes of communication, as well as the art direction and aesthetics that accompany these forms of media. I am fascinated by the lifecycle of independent media: when the new becomes part of the establishment and what is lost during the transition into the mainstream. My research interests include sub/youth/pop cultural communication and the intersection between fashion communication and sociology."