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Caroline Stevenson

Head of Cultural and Historical Studies
London College of Fashion
Researcher Research
Caroline  Stevenson


Caroline Stevenson is Head of Cultural and Historical Studies at London College of Fashion, providing academic leadership for the Cultural and Historical Studies Department and its curriculum across the college.

A curator and writer, she works across the fields of contemporary art and fashion practice and has produced projects and programmed events for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, V&A Museum, ICA, Arcade East, the Barbican, Tate Britain, Tenderbooks, Kunstverein München, Dutch Design Week and a range of temporary spaces. Her curatorial practice focuses on economies of exchange, and has been recognised through several grants from Arts Council England and the British Council.

Caroline is co-founder of Modus, a curatorial platform and research network for expanded fashion practice. Based at Onomatopee in Eindhoven (NL), Modus produces exhibitions, events and publications bringing together an international network of practitioners and institutions. Caroline is also a member of the UAL Research Centre for Fashion Curation and co-runs the Fashion Design and Visual Arts Research Hub at London College of Fashion. She convenes the seminar series Fashion/Politics in collaboration with faculty from Parsons Paris, and is co-editor of Fashion Practice: The Journal of Design, Creative Process and the Fashion Industry.

Caroline publishes scholarly writing on artists, designers and curatorial methods. She is currently developing research around the location and organisation of emergent creative communities in London, Amsterdam and Paris and curating an exhibition for the Fashion Space Gallery opening in November 2022.

Research Outputs


Current research students

  • Anna Fitzpatrick, FASHIONING POLITICAL ACTORS: how can fashion be used to enable political agency in a shift towards a more democratic and sustainable society? (Joint supervisor)


Curation and culture
Fashion communication
Fine art