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LCF21 exhibit at Victoria House Basement

People taking photos of virtual reality
  • Written byLondon College of Fashion
  • Published date16 July 2021
People taking photos of virtual reality
LCF21 Victoria House Basement Graduate Exhibition. Photography by Ana Blumenkron.

In celebration of the Class of 2021, LCF staged the largest ever showcase with both BA and MA level students together for the first time. With unique digital platforms such as MA Sphere and SMC Real Time,  the showcase was complimented by an in-person takeover of Victoria House Basement in Bloomsbury, London. Graduating students, press and industry guests were immersed in a digital world of student work over 2 days, also providing the well deserved celebratory moment amongst invited friends, family and prospective students.

Visitors were surrounded by interactive installations with work from School of Media and Communication which includes work from BA (Hons) Fashion Photography, BA (Hons) Fashion Styling and Production and many more. Themes explored by this year’s cohort include activism, change, radical visions for the future. Visitors began their exploration with an interactive experience of the School of Media and Communication Telekinesis, where users were invited to take control of a digital installation to discover student work through intuitive gestures and spectacular transitions. Developed in collaboration with The Workers and White Light Ltd, the installation enabled guests to explore collections of images from SMC courses and curate the displays in real time.

Telekinesis of various works
LCF21 Victoria House Basement Graduate Exhibition. Photography by Ana Blumenkron.

Alongside this, LCF's School of Fashion Design and Technology, which include design courses from Menswear, Womenswear to Contour and Pattern Cutting, showcased their walk through an immersive virtual spherical screen, giving the audience the perception of being as close to the garments as they would be as if they were backstage. This year's cohort reviewed some of the most important issues that the industry is currently facing from Covid-Recovery to re-thinking business models in line with sustainability goals and the climate crisis.

“Whilst this year has not been comfortable it’s most certainly been creatively alert. Our whole community has reacted to this extraordinary rerouting of fashion through imaging and creating new destinations.” – Rob Phillips, Creative Director of School of Design and Technology. ⁠⁠
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People watching screens
LCF21 Victoria House Basement Graduate Exhibition. Photography by Ana Blumenkron.