After studying for his BA fashion design and undertaking a two-year design assistant position at a well known Chelsea atelier, Jacob Moss’ career took a different turn, with stints at an events promotion company and a high-end food store in Islington. With the feeling that it was ‘now or never’ for his fashion career, Moss enrolled on the MA Fashion Curation course at the London College of Fashion.
On the course, Jacob was part of Coalition9, a student group who curated an exhibition that challenged the discipline’s staid paradigms with a provocative intervention in which the work of fashion designers such as Christopher Raeburn, John Rocha, Carole Kim, Helen Storey and Dai Rees was shown alongside photography, installation and film.
Since completing the MA in Dec 2010, Moss has taken up a full time position as Curator at the Fan Museum. With Moss’ ardour for his work he has become quite the expert, happily explaining that fans are more than cooling devices and can “reveal much about the world in which our ancestor once lived; from social activities to political depictions.
Moss has come full circle in his career since studying fashion design and working in retail. Now returned to his first and foremost passion, he hopes to make an original and provocative contribution to the discipline of Fashion Curation. For those wishing to follow in his footsteps, Moss advises hard work and trying to avoid feeling intimidated by the subject: "enjoy the immersion of learning in a supportive and nurturing environment."