LCF Year of the Woman is a year-long programme of activity led by London College of Fashion, UAL, to celebrate the centenary of Women’s Suffrage in the UK and the passing of the 1918 Representation of the People Act.
Moka and Kiko - a film by Despoina Zachariadou - one of the 2017 winners for UN Orange Label: Fashion Says No to Violence Against Women
A film by Pippa Smart - one of the 2017 winners for UN Orange Label: Fashion Says No to Violence Against Women
To The Ones Who Tried to Change Us - one of the 2017 winners for UN Orange Label: Fashion Says No to Violence Against Women
LCF is committed to representing and supporting women of all ages in fashion. Here Associate Lecturer in Cultural and Historical Studies and Dress Historian Amber Butchart talks about ageing and fashion.
1000 Coats is a collaborative project between artist Whitney McVeigh, Fellow in Creative Practise at London College of Fashion, UAL and communities in East London and was instigated by the social responsibility team at London College of Fashion, UAL. The project is supported by iconic British luxury fashion house Burberry. Working with up to 100 women from the boroughs of Newham, Tower Hamlets and Hackney, equipping them with the skills to make 1000 coats, the garments created will then be gifted to local children.
We work with the Ministry of Justice on Making for Change; a fashion training and manufacturing unit established in 2014 at HMP Holloway; it moved to its new home of HMP Downview in summer 2016, where it nearly doubled in size. The project aims to increase well-being and reduce reoffending rates amongst participants by equipping them with professional skills and qualifications within a supportive environment.
England has the most traditional and famous tailoring knowledge and technique, and I have been fascinated by this delicate and professional tailoring since I moved to London for my studies. I researched a lot and looked into all the details on a suit to try to think about how to combine this traditional element with something fresh or unexpected. - Vicky Leung, MA Fashion Design Technology Womenswear 2018
Manchester-raised Nateisha Monique Scott is just about to graduate from her MA Fashion Journalism degree at London College of Fashion. The talented writer has used her LCFMA18 project to celebrate women of colour in the beauty industry by creating a magazine with a powerful message. Find out more