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.
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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.
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.
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.
Centre for Fashion Curation stories
Sabotage and Tradition: Alexander McQueen
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.
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.