Published on February 17, 2014 | by Phoebe White0
Victoria House showcases UAL talent
The art deco Victoria House in Bloomsbury recently showcased an eclectic mix of UAL’s biggest emerging talents in fashion right now.
From February 11-16, over 200 postgraduate students from London College of Fashion presented their talents in a free exhibition of their final year’s work.
Ex-student designers showcased their work alongside their peers from other courses, including menswear, womenswear, footwear design, and digital costume design along with student curators, photographers and producers.
Heavyweight young designers present at the exhibition included LCF alumni Na Di.
Di, who studied MA Menswear, has received outstanding reviews and has just won the Young Designer Award at Berlin Fashion Week.
Also showing at the exhibition were designers who have already made a mark in the fashion industry.
Joseph Turvey graduated from LCF with a Masters in Menswear Design Technology has recently launched collections for both New Era and River Island and has been described by the influential Hunger Magazine as “pro-active,” praised on his ability to create a brand that is “fun and creative while being underpinned by a business sensibility.”
Njide Ugboma is the content director at Net-A-Porter and alumni of the Masters in Fashion Journalism course and believes the connections her course gave her to the outside world helped her launch herself after graduation.
She told The Guardian: “Lecturers and guest speakers give you first-hand accounts of what they have experienced, which I think is invaluable. “It gave me a good grounding about the industry I was entering into.”
LCF is the pioneering backbone for entrepreneurial spirit right now, producing young designers that are confident and not afraid to take on creating a fashion house from the ground up.
The college is known for its emphasis on the fashion industry as a business, focusing on the trends and changing cultures of fashion. Students are taught to adapt collections to this ethos, resulting in this variety of trailblazing alumni, driving towards success.