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Centre for Fashion Curation

Two mannequins with puffed sleeves
Two mannequins with puffed sleeves
Exhibition, 'Vulgar? Fashion Redefined' | Belvedere Museum, Vienna 2017 | Centre for Fashion Curation | London College of Fashion | University of Arts London

A world-leading centre in the field of fashion curation.

About us

The Centre for Fashion Curation (CfFC) explores exhibition-making and archival research. CfFC engages with meaningful and experimental enquiries into theoretical and practice-based fashion curation. We're located within an international and inclusive environment.

The Centre provides a unique catalyst and platform for:

  • research and publications
  • exhibitions, symposiums and workshops
  • 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 Cultural Programming and most provide PhD supervision.

Find out more about the Centre for Fashion Curation and our partners.

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    Courtesy of CfFC,

    Exhibiting Fashion  

    Explore an online catalogue of international fashion exhibitions. This CfFC database promotes the investigation and reappraisal of the discipline of fashion exhibition-making.

  • UAL LCF logo
    Courtesy of UAL,

    Sartorial Stories podcast  

    Listen to Sartorial Stories podcast, hosted by LCF's Fashion Archivist Susanna Cordner. Fashion industry guests bring 1 item from their work or wardrobe to discuss in detail.


  • women in red rose covered garment

    Ravishing: the Rose in Fashion

    Ravishing: The Rose in Fashion exhibition at The Museum at FIT

  • Women in pink in front of pink ensemble on display in Brighton Museum

    Wear It Out

    An oral history of outfits representing LGBTQ fashion and style over the last 50 years.

  • A young man taking of a sweat shirt with a 'Wu-Tang' logo

    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.

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    Fashion Interpretations

    An international, interdisciplinary network focuses on the ways modern and contemporary fashion is continually reinterpreted through varied mediums.

Watch our videos

Practice-based research

Practice-based PhD: a new approach to confirmation

Practice-based PhD student at Centre for Fashion Curation, Louise Chapman presented a new approach to her PhD confirmation.

Louise created a multi-sensory experience for her examiner, Donatella Barbieri, through a participatory, object-based approach to the presentation of her research.

A selection of front covers of work written and edited by Prof. Amy de la Haye. For decorative purposes only.
A selection of front covers of work written and edited by Prof. Amy de la Haye | Centre for Fashion Curation | London College of Fashion | University of Arts London

Documenting Practice

Explore a visual bibliography of Professor Amy de la Haye's practice.

Centre for Fashion Curation stories

  • Close-up of embroidered black and cream Jacket, Elsa Schiaparelli, 1937, Manchester Art Gallery. Photography: Michael Pollard.
    Close-up of embroidered black and cream Jacket, Elsa Schiaparelli, 1937, Manchester Art Gallery. Photography: Michael Pollard.

    Unpicking Couture: celebrating pioneering creativity and design

    Developed by Manchester Art Gallery in collaboration with LCF, this exhibition premieres spectacular high-end fashion which has recently entered the Gallery’s collection.

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    Leeds Carnival Costume. Courtesy of Hughbon Condor.

    Making Mischief: Folk Costume in Britain

    The exhibition is curated by Simon Costin and Mellany Robinson, of the Museum of British Folklore, and Professor Amy De La Haye, Rootstein Hopkins Chair of Dress History & Curatorship and Joint Director of the Research Centre for Fashion Curation at London College of Fashion, UAL, in collaboration with Compton Verney.

  • Exhibition display of Melanin Modalities in Fashion Space Gallery
    Melanin Modalities in Fashion and Culture, Fashion Space Gallery, LCF, October 2022

    Jessica Taylor, MA Fashion Curation alum on working as a Technical Producer at LCF

    MA Fashion Curation alum Jessica Taylor describes her role as Technical Producer, Cultural Programming, LCF

  • mannequin wearing men's attire of suit and pink lined cloak

    Fashioning Masculinities: a compendium

    Fashioning Masculinities: a compendium. Exhibition Research Assistant Marta Franceshini, on the types of gestures that evoke different performative bodies in the show

Centre Members

  • Portrait of Jeffrey Horsley
    Dr Jeffrey Horsley

    Dr Jeffrey Horsley  

    Research Fellow, CfFC. PI, AHRC-funded research project, Exhibiting Fashion

  • Portrait of Caroline Stevenson
    Caroline Stevenson

    Caroline Stevenson  

    Head of Cultural and Historical Studies at London College of Fashion

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    Mellany Robinson

    Mellany Robinson  

    Project Officer, ‘Making Mischief: seasonal customs and the living heritage of folk costume in Britain’

  • Portrait of Tamsin Ace
    Courtesy of Tamsin Ace,

    Tamsin Ace  

    Director East Bank Partnership

  • assorted publications

    Leila Nassereldein  

    Cultural Producer

  • headshot of Luke Turk
    Luke Turk, Technical Production Manager • Cultural Programme

    Luke Turk  

    Technical Production Manager, Cultural Programme

  • headshot of Flavia Loscialpo
    Flavia Loscialpo, Course Leader: Cultural and Historical Studies

    Flavia Loscialpo  

    Senior Lecturer and Cultural Studies Course Leader for the School of Design and Technology

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    Cyana Sailmaker by Stephen Appleby-Barr (2018)

    Cyana Madsen  

    Curator, Lecturer, Researcher and Archivist. Course leader MA Fashion Curation and Cultural Programming (Mat Cover)

Associate Members