As you may already know we have had some amazing creative talents come out of LCF, such as global superstars Jimmy Choo and J.W. Anderson – just two of the internationally recognised names to have roamed the LCF halls.
But here are a few major fashion industry figures who you may have not realised studied at the college…
1. Robbie Spencer – Fashion Director of Dazed and Confused
Studied: Fashion Promotion with a focus on journalism
Robbie has been a member of the fashion team at Dazed since 2004. He also contributes to AnOther Magazine, AnOther Man, Vogue Italia, Vogue Homme International, Vogue Homme Japan, V, Vman, Interview Russia, Wall Street Journal magazine, NY Times – T Magazine and Nowness.
Equivalent course: BA (Hons) Fashion Public Relations and Communication
2. Alek Wek – Fashion Model and Designer
Studied: Fashion Business and Technology
Alek is a South Sudanese British model and designer who began her fashion career at the age of 18 in 1995. As the first black model whose looks did not conform to Caucasian aesthetics, she has been hailed for her influence on the perception of beauty in the fashion industry.
3. Claire Bergkamp – Head of Sustainability at Stella McCartney
Studied: MA Fashion Entrepreneurship
After earning an MA in Fashion Entrepreneurship at LCF, Claire was awarded the Management School MA graduation prize for her dissertation on the scalability of ‘upcycling.’ Since joining Stella McCartney in 2012, Claire has worked internationally across the brand to shape a strong environmental improvement strategy, which is groundbreaking in its scope.
Equivalent Course: MA Fashion Entrepreneurship and Innovation
The Kering Group, of which Stella McCartney is a part, recently visited LCF to announce a very special partnership with the college and its students. Read more on the blog.
4. Anna Treveleyan – Stylist and Fashion Director at MACHINE-A
Studied: Fashion Styling and Photography
Anna Trevelyan is a fashion stylist and Fashion Director of London concept boutique MACHINE-A. Previously working under Nicola Formichetti, she has assisted with his editorial work and styling Lady Gaga.
She is the fashion editor of Tokyo based magazine Untitled, and has contributed to magazines such as Dazed & Confused, Bullet, Tush and Nylon Japan amongst others. In 2010 she was named by The Independent as one of the top five emerging figures in UK Fashion.
She also styled the MA14 collections for Rollercoaster magazine.
Equivalent course: BA (Hons) Fashion Styling and Production
5. Declan Higgins – Associate Producer at i-D
Studied: BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism
Declan interned at the magazine from April 2011, before being appointed as Editorial Assistant for the Video team, and was this year promoted to Associate Producer.
i-D paid homage to its LCF connection this year when our super stylish freshers featured in i-D online.
6. Atsuko Kudo – Designer
Studied: Costume for Performance
Debuting at London Fashion Week in 2002, Atsuko’s designs have constantly crossed the boundaries between underground fetish and mainstream fashion, appearing in numerous publications including Italian Vogue, Dazed London, The Times and Skin Two magazine. Atsuko’s designs have also been worn by Lily Cole, Dita von Teese, Helena Bonham Carter, and even Gwen Stefani.