Monsoon x LCF: Celebrating the 50th anniversary collaboration
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Monsoon this year, LCF students from the School of Design Technology have designed a fresh, bold and bright capsule collection taking inspiration from the poolside glamour of 1970s Miami, suffused with a modern twist.
The collaborative project brought together students from a variety of courses and disciplines from print designers to embroidery experts, underpinned by LCF's ongoing commitment to design and craft with sustainability at the forefront. Monsoon created second garment patterns for each piece so they can have an afterlife; turning jumpsuits into wide-legged playsuits, strappy maxi-dresses into full-sleeves midi-dresses, and more. The collection will be available to purchase in Monsoon stores from Tuesday 4 April 2023.
To launch the collection, Monsoon and LCF guests were invited to an exclusive and intimate dinner hosted at LCF's Fashion Space Gallery on 29 March.
Jamie Coomber-Blunden, Global Marketing Director for Monsoon and Caroline Jackson, Design Director for Monsoon prepared speeches for the guests, expressing their excitement of working with LCF and reiterated that Monsoon are looking forward to building a partnership together for the future. Caroline also complimented the talented students involved in the collaboration as well as Creative Director for School of Design and Technology, Rob Phillips and Senior Lecturer: Fashion Design for Textiles, Michela Carraro, on their directional leadership to the student groups.
“It makes perfect sense for Monsoon to collaborate with the talented students at London College of Fashion, UAL. Their visionary talent aligns with our trailblazing and free-spirited core values. It’s the latest stop in Monsoon’s journey from bohemian heritage to bold expressive future.” - Caroline Jackson, Monsoon’s Design Director.
“We are delighted to have collaborated with Monsoon on this beautiful anniversary collection, embodying London College of Fashion, UAL and Monsoon’s shared values of design practice which champions craftsmanship and sustainability. The collection draws on creative inspiration from across the globe, and reflects the diverse talent and skill of our students, and the breadth of our teaching.” - Professor Andrew Teverson, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of London College of Fashion.