London College of Fashion

Gucci's New Sustainable Stance On Going Fur-Free Is A Fashion Game-Changer

The Huffington Post | Patricia Yaker Ekall | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK Style

Gucci announced it will stop using fur in it’s fashion collections, starting in 2018. The announcement was made during a conversation between Gucci ...

Mira Duma's Fashion Tech Lab Puts Innovation And Sustainability Front And Centre

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

While interviewing Mira I asked what inspired her new venture, which seeks to innovate in the fashion tech space (including wearables) and harness new and existing technologies to help make fashion more sustainable.

These Fashion Houses Are Taking Sustainability Seriously

Phillip Othen | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Style

Sustainability is the hottest buzzword in fashion right now. Let’s be fair, it’s not easy for an industry built around wide-eyed escapism to face ...

London College Of Fashion And Kering - Fashion Sustainability And Education In Focus

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

Professor Frances Corner, Head of London College of Fashion opened the 3rd annual Kering Talk with the comment that when LCF moves to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2020, all the faculties and facilities will be under one roof, giving the students and teaching staff "literally the space to think".

London College Of Fashion Sustainability Initiatives "Fired Up" By Professor Sandy Black

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

It is the mandate of FIREup to allow designers space, time, academic support and funding to conduct reflective research and steer their business forward in a more successful and thoughtful way.

Plexal Is Set To Be Europe's Beating Heart Of Health, Sport, Fashion And Tech Innovation

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Tech
Brooke Roberts-Islam

The purity of the vision for Plexal arises from the stunning blank canvas and expansive space occupying the 68000 square feet ground floor of Here East, nestled into a corner of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic park overlooking Hackney Wick and bordering the canal, with impressive terraces looking out across London city.

Why Fashion Matters

Professor Frances Corner OBE | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Style
Professor Frances Corner OBE

I strongly believe that talent and creativity know no social or cultural boundaries and that education, and creative education in particular, provide the means to transform not only ourselves but also the society and world we are a part of.

Proof Sustainability Is Set To Become A Staple London Fashion Week Trend

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Style

Sustainable fashion is set to become a staple trend at future London Fashion Weeks, as the next generation of designers have displayed a talent for in...

London Technology Week Showcases the Best of British Fashion Tech

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 24.06.2017 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

'Fashion tech' and wearables are often described as solutions looking for a problem. The fashion industry is, paradoxically, resistant to change, while science and technology exist to pose and answer questions and catalyse change.

Craft of Use: Ideas of Fashion Beyond Consumerism

Professor Kate Fletcher | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Style
Professor Kate Fletcher

Fashion doesn't need to be created within the formal sector or have the approval of a 'genius designer' for it to be fashion. A broader spectrum of activity than that which takes place within the market is valuable. Fashion is much more than shopping.

2015: The Year the Mainstream Woke Up to Muslim Fashion?

Professor Reina Lewis | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK Style
Professor Reina Lewis

With Londoner Mariah Idrissi featured in a hijab on the H&M 'close the loop' recycling campaign video, it seems that everyone wants the Muslim fashionistas. Marketers have woken up to Ramadan as a potential parallel to Christmas - another festival that can be commercialised once brands realise that Muslim women often buy new clothes to wear or to gift at holiday time.

Why Fashion Needs a New Direction

Dilys Williams | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Style
Dilys Williams

The response to an atrocity in fashion, such as the devastating Rana Plaza factory disaster in Bangladesh, can be powerful, reverberating outwards to significantly amplify a push towards change. Through working hand in hand with partners in industry and business and through education how can we ensure this much needed change becomes embedded?

How Is Digital Technology Changing London Fashion Week?

Professor Frances Corner OBE | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Style
Professor Frances Corner OBE

With fashion week season already upon us and our social media feeds filling with glimpses of the catwalk, it's a good time to reflect on how the industry is changing the way it presents itself and the relevance of live shows in a digital age. 

By Challenging the Status Quo, Fashion Can Play a Vital Role in Showing Us What's Possible

Professor Frances Corner OBE | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Style
Professor Frances Corner OBE

By challenging the status quo and making our world a fairer and more equitable place fashion can play a vital role in showing us what's possible - by its very nature fashion is constantly evolving, renewing itself, innovating and creating a world which we can aspire to.

Tale of the Tape: George Dyer, Tailor, One of South London's Finest

Jason Holmes | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jason Holmes

Nip around the corner from the Elephant & Castle and walk on farther south where the air's a little calmer, and before you know it, you'll have arrived at the Threadneedleman, an unassuming shop caught in the crook of the road's arm.

Constructing Fashion and Design Layer by Layer

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Style
Joao Paulo Nunes

London College of Fashion's Fashion Space Gallery is currently displaying the exhibition Layer by Layer, the first of a two-part series which explores...

Posh Goes Back To School

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 29.11.2012 | Home

Victoria Beckham went back to school last night... well, college. But it was to do a turn as a lecturer, giving a talk to the students of the Londo...

'B', Call me Mrs B, Spell-Bound By the Matriarch of Browns

Katerina Zherebtsova | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Style
Katerina Zherebtsova

Mrs B commands a majestic entrance, coming up on to the dramatically lit stage of the evening talk in her name at London's Arts Club. If not for the dark dress (Lanvin, beautifully tailored) and unusual, striking jewellery, I would swear I might have mistaken her for a matriarch of a more majestic sort.

'I Want to be a Journalist, But I Can't Afford to Work for Free'

Libby Page | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Libby Page

I am a final year journalism student at the London College of Fashion, and in my fourth year of unpaid internships. I have worked for free at seven publications: national newspapers, magazines and a local London paper. Sometimes I have had travel expenses, but mostly I have had to pay.

Fashion Designers to Look Out for: Ema Ranger

Bwoywonder | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK Style

London Fashion Week is upon us and eyes will be peering out from under bug-eyed Chanel shades on the look out for the next Mcqueen's and MacCartney's.

Saving the World in Heels: Guilt-Free Shopping Sprees

Diana Verde Nieto | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK Style
Diana Verde Nieto

Positive living - and shopping - has never been so easy, and a recent meeting with Dilys Williams from London College of Fashion proved that it's only set to get easier.

Menswear Designer 'One to Watch': Sean McGirr

Sarah McGiven | Posted 21.10.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Dublin-born, London-based menswear designer Sean McGirr takes inspiration from music and art to create fashion that captures "the pureness of the teenage spirit".

Beauty is in the Eye of the Illustrator

Andrew Gonsalves | Posted 29.09.2012 | Home
Andrew Gonsalves

The ethos of Joseph's work harks back to a period before celebrity as we know it. Before the cover star of Vogue was a talking point in itself, the magazine covers were illustrated - no faces, famous or otherwise, graced the front page.

A Night at the Museum: London College of Fashion's MA Class of 2012 Runway Show

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 06.04.2012 | UK Style
Joao Paulo Nunes

When, on the night of 2 February 2012 the crowds braved a freezing night, a horde of paparazzi, and a hectic registration desk at the Victoria & Albert Museum with the intention to see London College of Fashion's latest MA graduate cohort, they had no idea that they were in for a terrific treat.

Top Five Names To Watch From the London College of Fashion's 2012 Degree Show

Katie Wright | Posted 08.04.2012 | UK Style
Katie Wright

Want to know who the next Alexander McQueen or Stella McCartney is? The next big name in British fashion? Me too, which is why I went along to the London College of Fashion's MA exhibition private view last Tuesday night to see if I could hunt down some future fashion design stars amongst the many graduates on show.