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London College of Fashion

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About LCF

Welcome to London College of Fashion, UAL where we have been nurturing creative talent for over a century.

Our values

Fashion shapes lives

Fashion can change lives. Through teaching, specialist research, and collaborative work, we empower our students to think differently, using fashion to examine the past, build a sustainable future, and improve the way we live.

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Fashion means business

Through inspirational teaching we nurture the next generation of creative leaders and thinkers who work in responsible, analytical and ingenious ways. Our strategic commercial partnerships support local and global enterprise. Students benefit from our connections with industry and so does industry.

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Fashion tells stories

We nurture every student’s distinctive voice, teaching them how to challenge and define the future of fashion through cutting-edge media approaches across all channels: broadcast, print, digital, interactive, experiential – and experimental.

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Fashion makes style

In design, we teach a combination of heritage and radical thinking. Craftsmanship and new technology. Engineering – and in-depth design research. We teach innovative ideas first – and then innovative practice to bring them to life.

Welcome to London College of Fashion, UAL where we have been nurturing creative talent for over a century.

We believe in using the subject of fashion, together with its industrial importance, to shape lives and drive economic and social transformation.

Our College is a total fashion ecology where we examine the past in order to build a sustainable future and improve the way we live.

We want our students to have inventive, assertive ideas that challenge social and political agendas. Through teaching, research and knowledge exchange we give our students the skills, opportunities and - above all - the freedom, to put those ideas into practice.

We offer courses in all things fashion, from business to design and fashion curation. With over 60 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and 165 short courses, our students are collaborators, and together we have the ability to reinvent the fashion industry for the next 100 years.

In 2022 the College will move to a single site as part of the Cultural and Education District on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London. We call this relocation project 4Fashion, not only because we stand 4Fashion - but because it’s how we will continue to work with local, national and international partners to deliver against our four major priorities:

  • Delivering excellent fashion education for all who choose it
  • Encouraging enterprise and incubation to support our students, alumni and the wider fashion economy
  • Driving impactful research to effect change and innovation
  • Building Better Lives, for a sustainable and socially conscious future

Whoever you are, if you have an interest in fashion and want to be a part of our community then I urge you to get in touch.

I believe that fashion is much more than just frocks, and if you do too, then come and join us.

Professor Frances Corner

Pro Vice-Chancellor UAL and Head of London College of Fashion