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Students in the print workshops at Lime Grove
Students in the print workshops at Lime Grove
Students in the print workshops at Lime Grove Photography by Ideal Insight

London College of Fashion offers students specialist facilities - equipment, tools and resources - across our sites.

Our facilities include the biggest fashion library and archive in the UK, sample and sewing rooms, a 3D modelling room, cosmetic science labs, visual merchandising suites and make-up studios.

We've got machinery that you won’t have seen in many places before, and wonderful technical staff to show you how to use it. From the Digital Learning Lab teaching students to work with virtual and augmented reality to the dye and flax garden, we make sure you have everything you need (and a lot more you didn't know you needed).

  • An image of the LCF library at John Prince's Street
    © Ana Escobar, An image of the LCF library at John Prince's Street © University of Arts London
    LCF library and archives

    Take a tour of LCF's world renowned fashion library, ideal for research and study.

  • Multi-way green loafer prototype with magnetic snap-on accessories.
    Student work by Yvonne Bainton titled 'Sister Ruby: Deco Jubilee' | BA(Hons) Cordwainers Footwear | London College of Fashion | 2021

    Discover more about the history of Cordwainers College and the facilities and archives available at LCF.

Resources for students

Technical services

Specialist technical teams play a key role throughout your time here. They will be teaching essential parts of your course curriculum and providing guidance in a range of processes from traditional craft to innovative digital practice. Technical teams also manage the various specialist resources and stores across LCF.

Virtual learning

At LCF, on-campus activity is enhanced through E-learning, which supports flexible and independent learning. The ‘Virtual Learning Environment’ (VLE) allows you to participate in a wide range of projects and collaborate with fellow students, staff and industry. Moodle is the VLE at UAL. This will be the main ‘home’ for your course online and you should ensure to check it regularly.

Digital Learning Labs

The Digital Learning Labs are open to all students at LCF and provide access to a wide range of technologies including 3D Printing, 3D Scanning and Photogrammetry, Digital Fashion and 3D Garment Visualisation, Motion Capture, Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Wearable Technology and Physical Computing, 3D Sculpting and Interactive Development and Design.

LCF Learning and Technical Support

Learning Technology Support is a dedicated internal team of support staff and production specialists. They run the Open Access areas at each of LCF's five sites, and have a range of skills and backgrounds, including graphic and web design, desktop publishing, video production and CAD CAM.

LTS has a separate website for current staff and students at the College: LCF Technical Resources. This is the portal to all LCF Technical Resources. You can browse by Site, or by Department. You can also search for a specific subject using the search bar at the top of the page. You can also find guides and lessons on equipment and processes, as well as contact details for associated specialist technical staff.

Online Resources Booking (ORB)

Students can reserve equipment, book inductions, workshops and workspaces using ORB. Please use your UAL Username and Password to log in. If you experience any issues with ORB please visit IT Open Access at any site or contact IT Service Desk.