Through a wide agenda including social responsibility, awareness-raising and collaboration, LCF Better Lives encourages dialogue between staff, students and the wider community to develop an understanding and definition of what sustainability means.
Below we highlight some of the past year’s most successful projects and events.
Style Young Collective create fashion film as part of Discover Young Hackney Festival – April 2015
Funded by Hackney Council as part of the Discover Young Hackney Festival, the Style Young Collective created a fashion film and hosted a fashion event and screening at LCF’s Mare Street in February. Young people from Hackney, attended workshops in styling, hair and make-up, fashion film making and how to produce your own fashion event.
I Stood Up: Fashion and Politics at the House of Lords – February 2015
An invited group of young people under the age of 25 gathered for a workshop and panel discussion to talk about the issues which matter to them ahead of the 2015 General Election. Hosted by the Centre for Sustainable Fashion at London College of Fashion and Baroness Lola Young, ‘I Stood Up’ provided an opportunity for young people to put their concerns to a powerful panel of politicians and fashion insiders and take part in a creative workshop led by fashion designers, artists and poets, using fashion as a way of giving voice to their concerns and political opinions.
Dress For Our Time: In Conversation with Helen Storey and Michael Saunby – November 2015
Part of the Dress For Our Time project,Professor, artist and designer Helen Storey MBE RDI met with Michael Saunby, Open Innovation Manager at the Met Office to talk about what our world would be like, if we fail to do enough in the face of Climate Change. This is the story of how their worlds collided, and Dress For Our Time evolved into a project which uses fashion as a means to explore the science behind our changing world, and inspire people to think and act on climate change in a new way.