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Food waste as art in autumnal colours.
Food waste as art in autumnal colours.
Waste me not | PhD student work | Photography by Marie Stenton | Design | London College of Fashion | University of Arts London

LCF hosts two world-leading UAL research centres, the Centre for Fashion Curation and the Centre for Sustainable Fashion.

Research at London College of Fashion is generated by a wide-ranging group of exceptional thinkers, creative practitioners, fashion business experts, and doctoral students. We produce internationally recognised research, critically engaging in challenging assumptions about how the world is, and illuminating a future for what it could be.

Our research community welcomes anyone who is interested in research activities at the college, UAL, other UK organisations, or across the globe within industry. LCF’s research community includes PhD students, early career academics, lecturers, senior lecturers, readers, and professors.

In addition to undertaking research, this community broadly engages in:

  • Research-led teaching and learning programmes
  • Practice based and practice-led research
  • Projects that emerge from, or develop through, community facing knowledge exchange contributing to innovation in the wider industry

Visit our About Us page to learn more about LCF's research community.

Research stories

  • Person giving presentation with models on screen
    Picturing the Woman-child. Image by LCF Research.

    Picturing the Woman-child: Fashion, Feminism and the Female Gaze

    LCF alumna, Dr Morna Laing, Assistant Professor at Parson’s Paris, presented her book, Picturing the Woman-child: Fashion, Feminism and the Female Gaze at LCF.

  • Headshots of 3 psychology tutors
    Fashion: What's psychology got to do with it? Image of Jekaterina Rogaten, Soljana Çili, and Ameerah Khadaroo.

    Fashion: What's psychology got to do with it?

    In March 2023, London College of Fashion (LCF) hosted its first international online conference on the psychology of fashion.

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    From left: Yimeng Jiao, Prof Danka Tamburic, Gabriela Daniels, Dr Milica Stevic and Diogo Baltazar at the IFSCC congress in London. Photo courtesy of Danka Tamburic.

    LCF Research: recent activities in Cosmetic Science

    A brief overview of the activities undertaken by LCF researchers from MSc Cosmetic Science, spanning from published papers to appearances at prestigious international events.

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    Nabil & Helen together with the highly gifted embroidery ladies from Zaatari and Salma Al Qatawneh of Turquoise Mountain – Image c/o Turquoise Mountain.

    Dr Nabil El Nayal joins Professor Helen Storey support the makers of Zaatari Refugee Camp

    MA Womenswear Course Leader, Dr Nabil El Nayal joins Professor Helen Storey, returning to Jordan to continue supporting the future of the makers of Zaatari Refugee Camp.

PhD Researcher Profiles

  • Photograph of Karley Thompson

    Karley Thompson

    Social and cultural experiences of Black British women

  • Kiran Ali Profile

    Kiran Ali

    Smart digital strategies for fashion SME's adoption of immersive e-tailers

  • from Paul Bevan: In Superposition, Finland (2016)

    Paul Bevan

    Photographic practice and the status of superposition

  • Profile picture of Elisa smiling on a hillside.

    Elisa Palomino

    Indigenous arctic fish skin heritage

Research facilities

  • Fashion for Beaux and Belles at Barrett Street School
    LCF Archives, Fashion for Beaux and Belles at Barrett Street School. @ London College of Fashion, College Archive VADS

    LCF library and archives

    The LCF library and archives gives you access to books, journals, DVDS and garments relating to all aspects of the fashion industry.

  • Close-up of indexed materials in the JPS library.
    Materials Collection at JPS Library | London College of Fashion | University of Arts London | 2021

    Research facilities

    The LCF research centres offer a great resource for your studies, from research to final projects.

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    Image courtesy of UAL

    UAL Research online  

    Our repository for research outputs from UAL's academics.


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    Christopher Raeburn Spring Summer, 2018

    The Business of Fashion, Textiles and Technology  

    The 5 year industry-led project focusses on delivering innovation within the entire fashion and textile supply chain, with special attention given to positioning industry as agents of new technology and materials development.