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LCFMA21: MA Fashion Journalism

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  • Written byJ Igiri
  • Published date25 February 2021
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Showing remarkable resilience and creativity, this cohort of graduates have adapted to showcasing their projects within a digital space, incorporating into their work hopeful messages for the future. The new School of Media and Communication platform developed in collaboration with Twomuch Studio reflects an innovative approach to design, allowing the viewer to feel immersed and connected to each project. View the platform. We have collated a preview of some of the projects from this year's MA Fashion Journalism LCFMA21 cohort.

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Mirabella Shahidullah - MA Fashion Journalism, 'Lichen Journal' by Mirabella Shahidullah - MA Fashion Journalism
, London College of Fashion, UAL
Lichen Journal by Mirabella Shahidullah

Lichen Journal is a digital publication focusing on how our environment inspires human connection and growth through stories, conversation, art and the importance of engaging with nature for our mental health.

Inspired by the natural world, Lichen Journal derives its name from Lichens, the organism that is not quite an animal nor a plant but one of the oldest living life forms on Earth. Similar to Lichens in our environment, Lichen Journal inspires a symbiotic relationship between humans and nature. View the Lichen Journal website.

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Iliya Constantinou - MA Fashion Journalism, 'Kratos Journal' Iliya Constantinou - MA Fashion Journalism
, London College of Fashion, UAL
Kratos Journal by Iliya Constantinou

Kratos Journal documents the lives of ethnic minorities living in the UK and celebrates the power of both the tangible and intangible cultural heritage that has moulded much of daily British life. As time progresses, memories fade and with that, our pasts are forgotten. Yet documenting your story gives these intangible memories a  level of permanence. Stories that you consider irrelevant and of little interest can move others and help future generations understand those who have come before them;  how they lived and what they may have sacrificed. Stories connect the past, the present and the future.

illustration of six people sitting on stacked boxes, campaigning, filming, in conversation, signing and reading. caption reads 'language is so central, so fundamental to social interaction, to our becoming who we are that no one interested in influencing and inflecting their society can ignore it.' - Margaret Gibbon
Kate Asquith - MA Fashion Journalism, 'Louder! A Guide to Finding Your Voice and Changing the World' by Kate Asquith - MA Fashion Journalism
, London College of Fashion, UAL
Louder! A Guide to Finding Your Voice and Changing the World by Kate Asquith

Louder! is an illustrated activism handbook aimed at older teenagers and young adults. In an age of disinformation and youth-led social justice, it teaches readers how to critically consume and produce political language.

Through interactive challenges and engaging content, readers will learn: 1 - Sociolinguistic awareness – the impact and history of the English language, its relationship with society and power, and its role in the formation of human cognition and identity, 2 - Media literacy – the ability to analyse media produced across the political spectrum for bias, credibility and accuracy and 3 - Strategies for effective and compelling writing, so readers can implement actionable change in society.

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Lexi Fadina - MA Fashion Journalism, 'Fashioned in Red' by Lexi Fadina - MA Fashion Journalism
, London College of Fashion, UAL
Fashioned in Red by Lexi Fadina

Masters project Fashioned in Red is the first book of its kind, exploring the topic of Soviet fashion from the years 1917 to 1991. Interweaving in itself primary Russian sources, such as 1920s magazines and interviews with 1970s Soviet designers, together with historical texts, interesting facts, secrets, and tricks of the people who experienced Soviet life first-hand, Fashioned in Red presents an exciting retelling of the fashion industry in the Soviet Union, suitable for a reader with or without any background knowledge on the history and culture of the USSR.

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