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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.

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.  We have developed the  ‘Exhibiting Fashion’ website, a database that records. by year, details of international fashion exhibitions for the purposes of capturing, investigating and reappraising the discipline of fashion exhibition-making.

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.

Find out more about the Centre for Fashion Curation.

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‘Exhibiting Fashion’ is CfFC's database that records by year, details of international fashion exhibitions for the purposes of capturing, investigating and reappraising the discipline of fashion exhibition-making.

Practice-based Research

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

Online Resources

Curators in Conversation

Amy de la Haye is joined in conversation with EJ Scott about the Museum of Transology. They discuss the evolution of the project, collecting, interpreting and exhibiting objects with trans people.

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LCF Soundcloud

In this Sartorial Stories series of podcasts LCF's Fashion Archivist Susanna Cordner, invites fashion industry guests to bring one item from their work or wardrobe to discuss in detail.

International partnerships

Research and debate

Sabotage and Tradition: Alexander McQueen

Centre for Fashion Curation stories

Projects

  • 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.

  • Wooden upright chair with a pair of white shoes and wooden box on floor

    Footnotes

    Work inspired by selected shoes from LCF’s archive, revealing new interpretations of historic objects.

  • 4 mannequins displaying fashion in The Vulgar exhibition

    Vulgar

    An exhibition to challenge and reconsider this important area of taste.

Engage

  • Objects of a Passion - overlapping graphic on blue background
    Objects of a passion - Platform Lecture by Amy de la Haye
    Objects of a Passion  

    Platform lecture by Professor Amy de la Haye.

  • Closeup of pom poms on wires
    Techtile Jungle by MA Fashion Curation students
    Sartorial Stories  

    LCF's Fashion Archivist Susanna Cordner, sits down with creditable fashion industry guests to discuss their sartorial choices, careers and work.

PhD Students

  • Louise Elizabeth Penn Chapman
    Credit: Image courtesy of UAL Image courtesy of UAL, Louise Elizabeth Penn Chapman

Past PhDs

Matteo Augello: Corporate cultural policies and museums: a critical evaluation of the role of the industry in the evolution of fashion curation in Italy. View Matteo's alumni profile.

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.

Jenna Rossi-Camus: Curating the fashion victim: establishing strategies for exhibition-making towards the presentation of fashion and humour in museums and galleries. View Jenna's alumni profile.

Ben Whyman: How can a detailed material culture analysis of fashionable menswear wardrobes augment biographical and museological interpretations? A comparative analysis of three twentieth century menswear collections from the Victoria and Albert Museum. View Ben's alumni profile.

June Rowe: Sculpting Beauty: a Cultural Analysis of Mannequin Design and Fashionable Feminine Silhouettes. View June's research.

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