Tag Archives: special collections

World War 1 display in the LCF Library

Archive material relating to World War One is on display in the London College of Fashion Library.  Items on show include military boots c1914-18 and adverts from ‘Menswear’ published in 1917 showing women workers in trousers from the LCF Archives. Find out … Continue reading

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Europeana Fashion Collections web site

Europeana Fashion is a useful web site bringing together information and links to fashion collections, museums, events and exhibitions across Europe. http://www.europeanafashion.eu/portal/home.html It is a network of 22 partners from 12 European countries which represent the leading institutions and collections … Continue reading

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London College of Fashion Archives new web page

We have a newly designed web page for the London College of Fashion Archives which can be found at http://www.arts.ac.uk/study-at-ual/library-services/collections-and-archives/london-college-of-fashion/  The new pages are much clearer to use and include links to the LCF Library Special Collections to help students and … Continue reading

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See historic shoes online

Shoes from the Cordwainers Shoe Collection in the London College of Fashion Archives are on loan to Northampton Museum and Art Gallery displayed as part of the World Footwear Collection, the largest collection of shoe heritage in the world.  Northampton have … Continue reading

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Knitting from the London College of Fashion Archives

BBC 4 will be showing Fabric of Britain: Knitting’s Golden Age on Wednesday 18 September made by the BBC in collaboration with the V&A for the Handmade in Britain project, The documentary includes Professor Sandy Black discussing material from the Women’s Home Industries (WHI) … Continue reading

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London College of Fashion Archives re-opens

The London College of Fashion Archives at John Princes Street will re-open for appointments from Tuesday 24 September. Please email archives@fashion.arts.ac.uk if you wish to make an appointment to use the Archives.

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Tie-dye donation to the London College of Fashion Archives

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Inspired by a boot

This water colour by Carolyn Boreham, a librarian at the London College of Fashion, is of a ladies white lace and leather boot from the 1870s with coloured embroidery and a red leather heel.  The boot is from the Cordwainers … Continue reading

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‘The Guardians of Heritage’ a film about the London College of Fashion Archives

‘The Guardians of Heritage: the Special Archives‘ is a short film  documentary about the archive collections at the London College of Fashion. View the film at http://vimeo.com/62280746 The film was conceived, filmed, edited and art direction by Victoria Salsas between October and December … Continue reading

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London College of Fashion Archives closed until 16 April

Over the Easter vacation the Archives at the London College of Fashion will  be closed until Tuesday 16 April. Best wishes for Spring arriving soon!

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