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London College of Fashion
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Established 1906 - Shoreditch Technical Institute Girls School
1986 - London College of Fashion
Location London, United Kingdom
Affiliations University of the Arts London

The London College of Fashion (LCF) is a constituent college of the University of the Arts London, offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses in fashion and related industries. It is the only college in Britain to specialise in fashion education, research and consultancy.



The college was originally founded by the former London County Council in 1906 as the Shoreditch Technical Institute Girls School and the Bartlett St and Clapham Trade School, which were opened to train young girls in the art of dressmaking, millinery, embroidery and hairdressing. The London County Council was later abolished and replaced with the Inner London Education Authority until 1986. The two institutions later amalgamated to form one college for the garment trades: London College of Fashion. Cordwainers College is an integral school of the London College of Fashion. The former head of college, Sandra Holtby, was awarded the OBE in the 2006 New Year's Honours. The current head of college is Dr Frances Corner.


John Prince's Street site from Oxford Street.
East London, Mare Street site-main entrance.
East London, Mare Street site-halls of residence.

The main college building at John Prince's Street is situated next to Oxford Street, just north of Oxford Circus. The college also shares the University of the Arts London's administrative arm at Davies Street, next to Bond Street for photography and marketing courses. The site at Lime Grove in West London houses specialist facilities for knitwear, embroidery and pattern cutting. There are three sites situated in East London at Mare Street, Golden Lane (barbican) for footwear and accessories.


The London College of Fashion is a constituent college of the University of the Arts London, with Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London College of Communication and Wimbledon College of Art.

Visiting lecturers


For a full list, see Category:Alumni of the London College of Fashion

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