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Centre for Fashion Curation (CfFC)

A world-leading centre in the field of fashion curation.

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The Centre provides a unique catalyst and platform for research, exhibitions, symposiums, workshops and publications, and collections-based enquiries.

Research, teaching and learning are embedded within the practices of the Centre. CfFC’s academics lead and teach on the MA Fashion Curation and most provide PhD supervision.

We actively forge close partnerships with global, national and regional museums, galleries, archives, private collections, conservators, creative and commercial industries and publishers to support the theory and practice of the discipline in its broadest sense.

Find out more about the Centre for Fashion Curation.

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cffc@arts.ac.uk

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London College of Fashion
University of the Arts London
20 John Prince’s Street,
London, W1G 0BJ

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Practice-based Research

Practice-based PhD student at Centre for Fashion Curation, Louise Chapman presented a new approach to her PhD confirmation. Louise created a multi-sensory experience for her examiner, Donatella Barbieri, through a participatory, object-based approach to the presentation of her research.

Centre for Fashion Curation stories

A Cabinet of Serendipities

This display comprised objects collected as aides to Jenna Rossi-Camus' practice-based doctoral research in fashion curation. The practical element of Jenna's thesis was a proposal for a site-responsive exhibition about fashion and graphic satire

Piecemakers

The development of 'Piecemakers', by its curator, LCF Archivist Susanna Cordner. The exhibition celebrated the makers and manufacturers behind the work of London designers, representing them by the tools of their trade.

Ravishing: the Rose in Fashion

Ravishing: The Rose in Fashion is an exhibition that will be staged at The Museum at FIT (MFIT) in New York (10 September 2020 – 9 February 4 January 2021). A book of the same published by Yale University Press

Motive Motif - Embroidery Workshop

To coincide with this year’s 澳门葡京游戏app Research Season, where all six 澳门葡京游戏app colleges hosted events on the theme of social justice and the arts, CfFC presented a workshop and talk on the life and work of the Suffragettes.

Projects

A young man taking of a sweat shirt with a 'Wu-Tang' logo
A young man taking of a sweat shirt with a 'Wu-Tang' logo

Subcultures: Then and Now

Celebrating 25th anniversary of a groundbreaking fashion exhibition 'Streetstyle' held at the V&A in 1994 through a series of exhibitions, podcasts and events.

Fashion Interpretations logo
Fashion Interpretations logo

Fashion Interpretations

An international, interdisciplinary network focuses on the ways modern and contemporary fashion is continually reinterpreted through varied mediums.

Wooden upright chair with a pair of white shoes and wooden box on floor
Wooden upright chair with a pair of white shoes and wooden box on floor

Footnotes

Work inspired by selected shoes from LCF’s archive, revealing new interpretations of historic objects.

4 mannequins displaying fashion in The Vulgar exhibition
4 mannequins displaying fashion in The Vulgar exhibition

Vulgar

An exhibition to challenge and reconsider this important area of taste.

Engage

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Objects of a passion - Platform Lecture by Amy de la Haye

Objects of a Passion

Platform lecture by Professor Amy de la Haye

Watch our talks

A deeper look into CfFC themes.

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Lectures and events

Register for CfFC lectures, workshops and events.

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The Real Thing Exhibition

Fashion Space Gallery

Fashion Space Gallery and Arcade East

PhD students

Jenna Rossi Camus
Jenna Rossi Camus
Beige parka elbow detail
Beige parka elbow detail
Yves Saint Laurent, Fall 1999
Yves Saint Laurent, Fall 1999. Photograph Philippe Cometti
Jean Harlow - the Eye
Jean Harlow - the Eye
Louise Elizabeth Penn Chapman
Louise Elizabeth Penn Chapman
Portrait of June Rowe
June Rowe
Painting of a girl
Cyana Sailmaker by Stephen Appleby-Barr (2018)

Past PhDs

Matteo Augello: Corporate cultural policies and museums: a critical evaluation of the role of the industry in the evolution of fashion curation in Italy. Watch a research lecture by Dr Augello.

Sara Chong Kwan: Making Sense of Everyday Dress: Integrating multi-sensory experience within our understanding of contemporary dress in the UK.

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