Last night, I attended the opening of the LCFMA16 exhibition, featuring some very impressive student work from across the London College of Fashion’s postgraduate courses. With an overall curatorial theme of ‘anti gravity’, clothing and costume could be found floating in space with horizontal mannequins levitating next to spot-lit shoes on dark plinths.
LCF’s postgraduate courses cover a diverse range of fashion-related topics – from garment design to footwear, artefact/accessories, management, styling, photography, journalism, film/media and costume for performance – so the exhibition was vast in scope and offered an interesting insight into the minds of the future of the fashion industry. The academic side of fashion is also represented, with contributions from theory students on courses including fashion curation and psychology.
The exhibition reveals visions and pieces from the next generation of fashion designers, artists, business professionals and media makers. Expect fashion film, artefact, accessories, photography and garments. Enter a world that shows the possibilities of fashion, and looks to the future with creative hunger.
I didn’t get a chance to look round everything at the exhibition yesterday, so will have to return for a second look, but I can highly recommend a visit. It’s not often that you get a chance to get up close to the output of one of the world’s leading fashion colleges and get a glimpse of the future of fashion. Perhaps you could discover the ‘next big thing’ on your visit?
The London College of Fashion MA16 exhibition is running from 17th to 20th February 2016 at Victoria House Basement, Southampton Row, London WC1B 4DA. Entrance is free and the exhibition is open from 12:00-19:00 daily, closing at 17:00 on Saturday 20th February.