José Teunissen is Dean of the School of Design and Technology at London College of Fashion, UAL, and Professor of Fashion Theory. She also works as a curator for a.o the Fashion Biennale Arnhem 2018 State of Fashion: Searching for the New Luxury, and is a visiting Professor as ArtEZ. 

Teunissen studied Dutch language and film studies, specialising in the narrative function of costume in film, and read Film Aesthetics at the University of Amsterdam. She acts as a freelance curator and publicist and is also a board member of the Dutch Platform for Design and Fashion. From 1987 to 1997, Teunissen taught film and photography at the School of Art in Tilburg, and then worked as a Fashion Curator at The Centraal Museum Utrecht for nine years. Teunissen has contributed to a number of magazines and newspapers, and co-edited The Fashion Handbook, The Power of Fashion in conjunction with her Professorship of Filmogrophy at the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts.

Selected Publications

  • Teunissen, Jose, Lamoree, Jhim, Ed. 'Everything But Clothes: Fashion, Photography, Magazines,' Lannoo Publishers, 2015
  • Brand, Jan and Teunissen, Jose. Ed. 'The Future of Fashion is Now,' Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, 2014.
  • Teunissen, Jose et all. Ed. 'Fashion Odyssey: Progress in Fashion and Sustainabiity,' ArtEZ, 2013.
  • Teunissen, Jose. Ed. 'Couture Graphique: Fashion, Graphic Design and The Body," Lannoo Publishers, March 2013.
  • Brand, Jan, Teunissen, Jose. Ed. 'Fashion and Imagination: About Clothes and Art,' ArtEZ, 2009.
  • Brand, Jan and Teunissen, Jose. Ed. Niessen, Sandra and Van Der Schwaag, Anne. 'Global Fashion Local Tradition: On the Globalisation of Fashion'. Antique Collectors Club Ltd, 2008

  • Brand, Jan and Teunissen, Jose. 'Fashion and Accessories'. Lannoo International, Nov 2007.
  • Teunissen, Jose. 'Woman by: Vivienne Westwood; Christian Dior; Maison Martin Margiela; Junya Watanabe; Ann Demeulemeester; Veronique Leroy; Bernard Willhelm'. Centraal Museum Utrecht, The Netherlands, March 2003.
  • Teunissen, jose. 'Made In Japan'. Centraal Museum Utrecht, The Netherlands, May 2001
  • Teunissen, Jose. 'Droog and Dutch Design'. Centraal Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2000 (i.s.m Ida van Zijl)
  • Teunissen, Jose. 'Mode in Beweging. Van modeprent tot modejournal'. Amsterdam NFM, 1992
  • Teunissen, Jose. 'De nieuwe kleren. Over mode en Ecologie'. Amsterdam: Balie, 1994