This Thursday (October 18) London College of Fashion opens its doors, inviting fashion fans into their pop-up shop to snap up a range of unique and one-off creations from some of the college’s most talented alumni.
The wares from old boys and girls, including the likes of Ada Zanditon, Joseph Turvey and Domingo Rodriguez, will be available for two weeks in their plot on the ground floor of Kingly Court, just off Carnaby Street in London.
These sorts of projects are also an important way for young designers to bridge the gap between mortarboards and Matches, Selfridges and the like. While LCF’s is not for profit, perhaps this is an idea indies could pick up, taking a handful of the best students’s pieces from their local fashion degree course to help them get a foothold in retail and simultaneously give the indie a real point of difference. Going back to school might be the future…
Ian Wright, Fashion Director, Drapers