Centre for Fashion Curation
The Centre for Fashion Curation (CfFC) is an international centre which explores all elements of exhibition-making and archival research. Situated within an academic and inclusive environment, the Centre engages with meaningful and experimental enquiries into theoretical and practice-based fashion curation.
The Centre provides a unique catalyst and platform for research, exhibitions, symposiums, workshops and publications, and collections-based enquiries.
Research, teaching and learning are embedded within the practices of the Centre. CfFC’s academics lead and teach on the MA Fashion Curation and most provide PhD supervision.
We actively forge close partnerships with global, national and regional museums, galleries, archives, private collections, conservators, creative and commercial industries and publishers to support the theory and practice of the discipline in its broadest sense.
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Research and debate
Debating the Disciplines
Centre members, Professors Amy de la Haye and Judith Clark, Alison Moloney, Professor Claire Wilcox, Professor Carol Tulloch and Dr Shaun Cole engage in debate in a round table discussion about fashion curation Debating the Disciplines.
Gluck: Art and Identity Curatorial Research Methodologies and symposium
A talk by Prof Amy de la Haye and Dr Jeffrey Horsley on curatorial methods used in the Gluck: Art and Identity exhibition, a Heritage Lottery Funded partnership with Brighton Museum on the British artist Gluck. Followed by a Symposium: Gluck: Art and Identity: Dressing the artist. Among the themes were: Exhibiting a Life in Art; Absence, Gender, identities; and Art and LGBTQ* Biographies.
Feeling our Way: Memory and the Senses
A talk by Professor Gaynor Kavanagh, Emeritus Professor, Cardiff Metropolitan University.
Other talks, Symposiums and Conferences
A deeper look into CfFC's themes with speakers including Elizabeth Crooke from the University of Ulster on displaying garments emblematic of the Northern Ireland troubles; Paola di Trocchi, writer and fashion curator at the NGV National Gallery of Victoria, and PhD graduate Dr Jenna Rossi Camus.
Sabotage and Tradition Conference on Alexander McQueen
Centre for Fashion Curation stories
Ravishing: the Rose in Fashion book by Amy de la Haye
Amy de la Haye gives readers a taste of her latest book, Ravishing: The Rose in Fashion, which explores how and why the rose has remained an enduring motif in all aspects of fashionable dress—from 18th-century woven silks to the latest
MA Fashion Curation Student Showcase
With the Graduate Student Showcase online this year, we spoke to three of the MA Fashion Curation graduates from the class of 2020 about the impacts and challenges they encountered when interpreting their work into a digital format.
A Cabinet of Serendipities
This display comprised objects collected as aides to Jenna Rossi-Camus' practice-based doctoral research in fashion curation. The practical element of Jenna's thesis was a proposal for a site-responsive exhibition about fashion and graphic satire
The development of 'Piecemakers', by its curator, LCF Archivist Susanna Cordner. The exhibition celebrated the makers and manufacturers behind the work of London designers, representing them by the tools of their trade.
Subcultures: Then and Now
Celebrating 25th anniversary of a groundbreaking fashion exhibition 'Streetstyle' held at the V&A in 1994 through a series of exhibitions, podcasts and events.
An international, interdisciplinary network focuses on the ways modern and contemporary fashion is continually reinterpreted through varied mediums.
Work inspired by selected shoes from LCF’s archive, revealing new interpretations of historic objects.
An exhibition to challenge and reconsider this important area of taste.
Matteo Augello: Corporate cultural policies and museums: a critical evaluation of the role of the industry in the evolution of fashion curation in Italy. Watch a research lecture by Dr Augello.
Sara Chong Kwan: Making Sense of Everyday Dress: Integrating multi-sensory experience within our understanding of contemporary dress in the UK.
A Costume Society of America CSA Roundtable: Tackling Tokenism and Diversity in our Museum Collections https://t.co/QBWsLSweR6
More tickets now available for this! Starting tomorrow evening at 6pm UK time https://t.co/j69sN63cDP
CfFC's Amy de la Haye is on a @showstudio Panel discussion about Valentino S/S21 today. https://t.co/JPIVfMh1pn