This London Fashion Week, LCF academics were invited to run workshops and lead panel discussions as part of the British Council’s and British Fashion Council’s International Fashion Showcase.
The British Council’s Kendall Martin Robbins spoke about LCF’s involvement in the workshops:
“All of the speakers were fantastic and engaging, and I think it really opened up the eyes of some of the designers who haven’t yet had experience in the international industry.”
Head of College, Frances Corner OBE, explored the history and strengths of a British Fashion education, alongside other college leaders.
Dr Djurdja Bartlett, Senior Research Fellow at LCF, led the discussion ‘Fashion East: Post Socialism and Fashion’, considering fashion during the socialist era and how post-socialism has shaped Eastern European fashion with upcoming East European designers.
Professor Amy De La Haye, also led a discussion on Fashion Curation: An Emerging Practice. Joined by Ligaya Salazar of LCF’s Fashion Space Gallery, and Alison Moloney, LCF’s Head of the International Exhibitions Programme, the seven strong panel explored the development of the fashion curator and the cultural impact of fashion curation and exhibitions.
LCF academics also led workshops for designers. Nilgin Yusuf, Programme Director for Media and Communications, led a workshop on the ever-evolving world of fashion film. Whilst, Paul McNicoll, Dean of the School of Design and Technology, showed designers how to create a desirable brand and find their customers. Hannah Middleton, Lecturer in Fashion Product Development and Buying, gave a workshop to help designers understand the UK market and buyer.