The London College of Fashion (LCF) has today launched a window installation for its Fashion Business School at 15-17 Foubert’s Place in Carnaby – set to run until 12 December – courtesy of London landlord and long-term LCF partner, Shaftesbury.
Award-winning graphics and content from the school’s recent projects and collaborations are being displayed, and visitors can scan QR codes onsite – enabling them to watch content on their phones – to further explore the “Fashion Means Business” platforms and events.
Professor Roni Brown, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of College at LCF, said: “We are delighted to present ‘Fashion Means Business’ with our long-standing partner Shaftesbury PLC, showcasing the work of our incredibly talented Fashion Business School graduates.
“Covid-19 has made our world and our communities feel exceptionally fragile, but students have been responding with resilience and creativity, finding new ways to combine physical work with online projects, and creating blended digital experiences.
“Not only will you be able to see the work of our graduates online, but also in digital displays in the heart of London in Carnaby. We welcome people to join us, to find out how the next generation of fashion professionals are building the future of the industry in response to recent events as they continue to unfold.”
Shaftesbury Director, Simon Quayle, commented: “We are proud to continue our long-standing partnership with London College of Fashion, UAL. Shaftesbury is committed to nurturing new talent and we are delighted to be able to support LCF’s Fashion Business School with this exciting installation.”
In conjunction with the installation is a digital takeover, which is now live, presenting a series of curated talks on the future of fashion, as well as presenting graduate work as part of the #LCFClassof2020 showcase.
The talks, in collaboration with Shaftesbury, are set to include a discussion led by futurist and Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, Trevor Davies, exploring the vital role that Cosmetic Science plays in the fashion and beauty industry and what the future could look like. The conversation will mark 20 years of London College of Fashion’s world-class MSc Cosmetic Science course, of which alumni include Florence Adepoju, founder of make-up brand MDM Flow, and Pippa Harman, former product developer at Beauty Pie and founder of Renude and Renude
The global pandemic, and its impact on the fashion and beauty sector, will set the tone for talks such as “The Psychology of Fashion’s Future; Doom & Gloom or Radical Openness?” and “C19 Report” – led by fashion commentator Tony Glenville, and featuring contributions from industry experts and insiders, including fashion entrepreneur and former chairman of the British Fashion Council, Harold Tillman, and IBM’s senior management consultant for retail and consumer behaviour SME, Mary Wallace.
Also showcased will be student projects and content curated into four themes which will explore the different focuses of the business school – “People”, “Planet”, “Purpose” and “Profit”.