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Business and Innovation

We connect external partners with the dynamic and creative talent of LCF’s students, graduates and staff.

Business and Innovation serves as an in-house hub with a wide range of expertise and experience, able to take a client brief and provide a creative solution.

From creating strategic partnerships to the management and delivery of projects, we work alongside our partners throughout, helping to navigate the journey from start to finish – including post-project evaluation.

By working with LCF students, staff and graduates you are guaranteed fresh, innovative thinking whilst simultaneously supporting the future of the fashion industry.

Ways to engage with us

  • Male student sitting at desk drawing in sketchbooks, with mannequins behind him
    James Owen, Fashion Illustration student in the studio. © Alys Tomlinson
    Sponsored student and graduate projects  

    Collaborate directly with LCF students and graduates and discover how your business can benefit from their creative input.

  • Clothing on mannequins in Somerset House
    International Fashion Showcase work at Somerset House
    Consultancy and innovation projects  

    We provide expert consultancy to scope, shape and deliver ground-breaking projects with organisations from within and outside of the fashion industry.

  • LCF's Fashion Matters gala dinner and auction tables set for the evening in basement of Victoria House in Bloomsbury
    @University of Arts London, LCF's Fashion Matters gala dinner and auction tables set for the evening in basement of Victoria House in Bloomsbury. 2016
    Partnerships and college-wide sponsorships

    We work with industry to create enduring partnerships that develop in an organic way, for the mutual benefit of the college, its students and graduates, and our partners.

  • Student in scarf making at LCF library.

    Student support: Awards and scholarships  

    Our awards and scholarships are crucial in removing barriers and providing invaluable opportunities, ensuring our creative talent can achieve their full potential.

Industry stories

What we offer graduates and alumni

  • Model with hair in bunches and wearing a Marta Jakubowski coat, on the catwalk

    Centre for Fashion Enterprise  

    Emerging brands and SMEs can apply for support programmes through our fashion incubator Centre for Fashion Enterprise.

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    FIA 3D Scanner PictoFit @Charli Cohen @FIA
    Fashion Innovation Agency  

    Our Fashion Innovation Agency pairs emerging brands with technology companies in order to nurture exciting progress in the field of fashion tech.

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    Students listening at "(Re)distributed Media - Leakage". Graphic Media Design. @Mateo Lopez 2018
    Student Enterprise

    The Student Enterprise Team supports students and graduates who have an enterprising and entrepreneurial mind-set and who wish to become self-employed whist studying at or after graduating.

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    The Fashion District  

    The Fashion District is where fashion, tech, business and education, compete, collaborate and innovate – to develop new products and processes, foster talent and create new jobs – strengthening London’s position at the forefront of the global fashion industry.

  • Collaborative Unit work by Pretty Loud - Casper Oliver, Vipanci Bajaj, Syeti Agarwal, Brodie Taberner, Jasmine De Silva, Aloma Barnes, and Anisha Chopra
    Collaborative Unit work by Pretty Loud - Casper Oliver, Vipanci Bajaj, Syeti Agarwal, Brodie Taberner, Jasmine De Silva, Aloma Barnes, and Anisha Chopra
    Collaborative Challenge

    Collaborative Challenge is a unique, first of its kind opportunity for London College of Fashion postgraduate students to collaborate across disciplines and work with industry partners.

  • Mfundo Mahlangu from BA Cordwainers Footwear- Product Design and Innovation; Photographer Alys Tomlinson
    Mfundo Mahlangu from BA Cordwainers Footwear- Product Design and Innovation; Photographer Alys Tomlinson
  • Presentation of Forest Coats as part of Making for Change: Waltham Forest
    Photography: Adam Razvi., Presentation of Forest Coats as part of Making for Change: Waltham Forest.
    Better Lives

    Better Lives is a term we use at London College of Fashion to describe the work we do that uses fashion as a discipline to drive change, build a sustainable future and improve the way we live

  • Birds eye view of the Here East Innovation Hub
    Birds eye view of the Here East Innovation Hub. From the East London Inclusive Enterprise Zone (ELIEZ).
    ELIEZ  

    ELIEZ is an accessible, specially designed, community for entrepreneurs, business leaders and design thinkers who are disabled or whose work focuses on disabled people.