The annual Fashion Matters campaign at LCF helps the university continue creating opportunities for students to study at London College of Fashion. As part of the campaign there is a silent auction which gives participants the chance to bid for some fantastic prizes. Read about the amazing prizes below and get bidding.
The auction includes a range of items and experiences: from lithographs by artists such as Miro, Chagall and Renoir, to designer handbags by Ally Capellino, Mulberry and LCF alumna Sophia Webster – you can bid on any of these items and much more now. Prizes that will be auctioned live on the night include a luxury ski break in Austria, photoshoot with Richard Young, and afternoon tea at Claridge’s with the legendary Joan Burstein.
The gala dinner and final auction this year will take place at Victoria House, where over 250 guests including designers, entrepreneurs and key fashion business leaders will gather for a unique evening, with an exhibition celebrating LCF talent, and british fashion.
Guests at the 2015 Fashion Matters gala included fashion designer Holly Fulton, Harold Tillman who is on the committee for Fashion Matters and made the opening address, the team from Liberty, and keynote speaker Harper’s Bazaar editor Justine Picardie who said:
Why does Fashion Matter? As Virginia Woolf said: ‘clothes change our view of the world, and the world’s view of us’.
Last year’s event was a great success – it generated £80,000, which created 63 Fashion Matters Scholarships and Awards. In addition, another £105,000 was raised as part of the 2015 Fashion Matters fundraising campaign which ran throughout the year. All of the funds created crucial scholarships and bursaries for students, who might not otherwise be able to afford to study at London College of Fashion. We hope that this year’s gala will be just as successful.
Stay tuned to LCF’s social media channels and the news blog for more on this year’s Fashion Matters gala, and look out for our series of interviews with Fashion Matters scholarship recipients, coming soon.