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Research hubs

  • Smiling lady
    Laughter Lines by Kate Munro Category: Mirror Mirror, Issue 2, 2015

    Better Living Research Hub

    Facilitating a deeper understanding of human behaviour and its potential improvement in the fashion and creative industries.

  • Cultural and Historical Studies Hub Sina Sparrow Illustration
    Cultural and Historical Studies Hub Sina Sparrow Illustration

    Cultural and Historical Studies Hub

    A space for the discussion of current research into fashion and popular culture within the broader subject area of Cultural Studies.

  • Performance on stage
    "Metakimosphere no. 2” by DAP-Lab with dancers Miri Lee (standing) wearing BeakHand, Vanessa Michielon and Azzie McCutcheon (foreground) @ Medialab Prado (during Metatopia International Metabody Forum) Madrid, Spain, July 2015.Choreosonic wearables and artistic direction by Michèle Danjoux, PhD Student "Design-in-Motion: Wearables in Performance." Image by Michèle Danjoux

    Design for Performance Hub

    A space for presentation, reflection and dissemination of research around costume, scenography and performance.

  • Window on 44th St, study for metaphotography, New York (2014) Paul Bevan
    Window on 44th St, study for metaphotography, New York (2014) Paul Bevan

    Fashion Media and Communication Hub

    A platform to discuss fashion media and its imagery in a disciplinary context through dialogues, projects and events.

  • ‘Scoliosis’ by Annelie Gross, MA Fashion Artefact, London College of Fashion, UAL Photograph by Jon Emmony for SHOWstudio.
    ‘Scoliosis’ by Annelie Gross, MA Fashion Artefact, London College of Fashion, UAL Photograph by Jon Emmony for SHOWstudio.

    Global Disability Innovation Hub

    Making a positive difference to the lives of disabled people.

  • Group of young male models looking at the camera
    Image: Michiel Meewis; Models: AMCK Models; Designer: Anna Bezgubenko.

    Masculinities Hub

    This cross-disciplinary hub fosters the exploration of the multiple meanings and forms of contemporary and historic masculinities.

  • Image of Flax Shoes designed by Liz Ciokjalo
    Flax Shoes designed by Liz Ciokjalo - photography by Stephanie Potter Corwin, LCF MA Fashion Photography graduate.

    Research Student Hub

    A forum for both practice-based and theory-based research postgraduate students with an interest in fashion.

  • Fashion collage
    Djurdja Bartlett, FashionEast, MIT Press.

    Transnational Fashion Hub

    Researching the interplay between the forces of global and local characterising fashion production and consumption.

  • A paper collage
    An Errant Muse, papercut, detail, Charlotte Hodes 2019. Photographed by Joel Chester Fildes.

    Fashion Design and Visual Arts Practice Hub

    Generating connections between researchers engaged with the fields of fashion design, costume, curation and the visual arts.