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Collaborative Challenge

Student work as part of Collaboration Challenge SueMP
Student work as part of Collaboration Challenge SueMP
Student work as part of Collaboration Challenge ©SueMP

Collaborative Challenge is a unique opportunity for LCF PG students to collaborate across disciplines to address challenges, provocations and concepts affecting the fashion landscape by engaging with current research and technologies, industry partners, alumnus and academic partners.

This 20-credit unit helps to develop professional networks and working practices, in order to become successful and agile in the cultural and creative industries.

It is student led and requires students to be motivated and proactive drawing on teamwork, design thinking, problem solving, project planning and negotiation. It is also a professional platform and offers engagement within industry working and practices in the realm of Sustainability, Diversity and Social Responsibility.

The Collaborative Challenge is a revalidated unit following the success of the LCF Collaborative Unit at London College of Fashion.

The Collaborative Unit 2014-20 was a unique, first of its kind opportunity for London College of Fashion postgraduate students to collaborate across disciplines and work with industry partners. It was set up in 2014 in response to demand from the fashion industry and students themselves, wanting to connect with industry partners.

Case Study podcasts

A collection of conversations that highlight the benefits of working collaboratively, featuring LCF staff and students.

In conversation with Collaborative Challenge supervisor, Francesco Mazzarella

Dr Francesco Mazzarella talks about the supervisors role as a key member of LCF staff. Supervisors are assigned to each team and their specialism is matched to your project to support and coach you in your student teams.


The Loanhood team uncovered a new approach to how digital Technology can create catwalk spaces for us to manipulate, view and purchase products.


Re-thread - a sustainable project pitched by Amsterdam Fashion Institute, is a dead stock ‘season-less’ capsule collection.

Fashioning stories

Fashioning stories celebrates the cultural heritage of Newham by collecting personal stories about local people and their history and designed a digital platform for all the creative practitioners at Rosetta Arts Centre.

Collaborative Challenge courses

  • MSc Applied Psychology in Fashion

    The first and only MSc in the world that applies psychological science within the context of fashion to make a positive difference through increasing knowledge, improving performance and enhancing well-being.

  • MA Costume Design for Performance

    This costume design course develops confident and experimental practitioners who push the boundaries of costume, both for live performance and film.

  • MA Fashion Artefact

    This unique masters in fashion product design has an international reputation as a pioneering incubator for the creative designers and practitioners of the future.

  • MA Fashion Cultures and Histories

    MA Fashion Cultures and Histories offers students an opportunity to study cultures of fashion and dress through the lens of critical fashion history and theory.

  • MA Fashion Curation

    This postgraduate fashion curation course explores both theoretical and practical aspects of curating contemporary fashion and historical dress.

  • MA Fashion Design Management

    A fashion design management course with a global perspective for students wishing to enter managerial roles within the fashion and design industries.

  • MA Fashion Design Technology (Womenswear)

    Globally recognised, this womenswear masters is for ambitious students who plan to work for a key brand or set up their own label.

  • MA Fashion Design Technology (Menswear)

    As an internationally recognised masters, this menswear course challenges the conventions of fashion design, producing some of the industry's most progressive designers and labels.

  • MA Fashion, Film and Digital Production

    MA Fashion, Film and Digital Production aims to stimulate and cultivate innovative media practitioners and film and image makers.

  • MA Fashion Futures

    MA Fashion Futures places sustainability at the heart of fashion practice to help shape the next generation of sustainable brands and pioneers.

  • MA Fashion Journalism

    This fashion journalism masters course equips students with the skills to become an articulate and aware fashion writer in the current media landscape.

  • MA Fashion Photography

    This fashion photography postgraduate degree prepares students to become professional and original image makers in the fashion industry.

  • MA Footwear

    This specialist footwear masters level course gets students to challenge the concept of footwear design and push conventional notions of shoe design.

  • MA Global Fashion Retailing

    A fashion retail course aimed at students who wish to pursue a management, or creative, career in omnichannel fashion retailing, to shape current and future international fashion retailing strategy and operations.

  • MA Innovative Fashion Production

    The fashion industry is a fast-changing landscape that is dominated by the urgent need to reform production practices to be more agile, cleaner and smarter.

  • MA Pattern and Garment Technology

    This postgraduate pattern-cutting degree will develop your skills in innovative pattern-cutting and garment technology to prepare you for a successful career in the commercial fashion industry.

  • MA Strategic Fashion Marketing

    A fashion marketing and management programme with a global reputation for success in launching fashion industry careers.

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