LCF x BOXPARK Exhibition 2022
London College of Fashion, UAL has been nurturing creative talent for over a century. Our exhibition and collaboration with BOXPARK Shoreditch is a the perfect way to celebrate our history and look to our future at East Bank, a new culture, education and innovation development on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The photo exhibition was open during August and free to view for everyone who visited BOXPARK. It told the story of how Fashion Shapes Lives through LCF's history, courses and stories with a special focus on how Fashion Looks Forward and LCF's move to East Bank in 2023.
Founded in 1906, London College of Fashion started as a merger of three trade schools one of those being in Shoreditch. It taught millinery and dressmaking, responding to the industry needs at the time. It changed its name to London College of Fashion in 1974. In the year 2000 Cordwainers College, specialists in footwear and accessories, merged to become part of the College too, and won the Queen’s Award for Education in 2008. The world has changed rapidly in that time, and since its inception in the east end of London, which has historically been a centre for innovation and creativity, LCF has had an eye to the future.
Through research, collaboration and experimentation, we explore the frontiers of design and technology, merging them to transform how fashion is made, showcased and sold.
And with innovation, help forge a global fashion economy that supports our students and the wider industry – now and in the future.
Next year, we’re moving to a new single campus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, as part of a new development for London known as East Bank.
East Bank will be a new powerhouse for innovation, creativity and learning, through a unique collaboration between world-leading universities, and arts and culture bodies, that will open up opportunities for everyone who visits, lives, and works in east London.