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Research centres and labs

Research centres

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    Centre for Sustainable Fashion | London College of Fashion | University of Arts London | Image by Guillaume Valli
    Centre for Sustainable Fashion

    Centre for Sustainable Fashion explores the field of Design for Sustainability and its application to fashion as both artistic and business practice.

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    The Vulgar exhibition, Belvedere Museum Vienna, Himmelpfortgasse. @University of the Arts London
    Centre for Fashion Curation

    The Centre for Fashion Curation challenges and develops theory and practices by demonstrating rigorous, innovative and experimental work within this increasingly popular and diverse discipline.

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    Fashion Means Business 19 by Fashion Innovation Agency at Spitalfields Market
    Fashion Business Research Centre

    The Centre operates at the intersection of fashion business with the economy, culture, and society as a whole. Its agenda is underpinned by four key thematic pillars: innovation and enterprise; strategic decision-making under uncertainty; retail experience, and product management, innovation, and insights.

Research labs

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    The Internet for Fashion Things. @University of Arts London
    Digital Anthropology lab  

    The Digital Anthropology Lab is dedicated to making smarter with technology for a better human experience.

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    Image by Harrison Boyce, House of Marley
    Performing Dress lab

    The Performing Dress lab provides a platform to convene, debate and develop existing and future research studies and activities on the ‘dressed’ body in performance in its varied forms of expression.