University of the Arts London, London College of Fashion
Fashion Business School (FBS) is a multidisciplinary, innovative school with over 1,600 students. FBS enjoys a global reputation for its unique curricula, high quality teaching, strong industry links and focussed research. Our portfolio is designed to respond to the needs of the complex and highly competitive global fashion industry. Our UG, PG and Executive Education courses include Strategic Fashion Management, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Retail, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Cosmetic Science and Applied Psychology for Fashion. FBS is based at London College of Fashion, a world leader in fashion design, media and business education and one of the 6 colleges of the University of the Arts London. http://www.arts.ac.uk/fashion/courses/fashion-business-school/
FBS has Small Business Charter status and is the only arts university member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools, giving our students a unique environment to study business in the context of fashion. Our strategic commercial partnerships support local and global enterprise. Students benefit from our connections with industry and so does industry.
FBS offers Executive Education, Leadership Consultancy and personalised support for business start-ups and SMEs seeking to scale. Through our Centre for Fashion Enterprise (CFE) http://www.fashion-enterprise.com/, London’s pioneering fashion business incubator, we work with the next generation of design innovators. The CFE fast tracks designers into businesses: successes include Erdem, Peter Pilotto, Mary Katrantzou, Marques Almeida and Craig Green. The CFE’s four-level programme offering provides London based designers and fashion-tech businesses with tailored mentoring and business guidance that will help them to not only grow, but manage growth. Each programme caters for businesses at varying stages of their development, from entry into the market to preparing for investment. Find out more at http://www.fashion-enterprise.com/programmes/.
Our Fashion Innovation Agency (FIA) http://www.fashion-enterprise.com/agency/ works with global luxury, contemporary high-end brands, fast moving consumer goods brands, omni-channel retailers and designers across fashion and product design. Harnessing London’s globally recognised reputation as the world’s leading creative fashion capital, the agency works with designers and brands to innovate their IP assets and business models, and meet new global business opportunities. We focus on pairing brands with unrivalled access to unique talent in fashion, the arts and popular culture. The Fashion Innovation Agency identifies unchartered areas in the marketplace, allowing brands of all kinds to create, innovate and collaborate. By pairing designers and brands together, the Fashion Innovation Agency allows both brand and designers to meet their objectives and engage consumers in a unique and exciting way.
Fashion can change lives. Through teaching, specialist research, and collaborative work, we empower our students to think differently, using fashion to examine the past, build a sustainable future, and improve the way we live. The College has a focus on sustainability and our Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) http://sustainable-fashion.com/ is a world leading Research Centre considering global perspectives on nurturing change towards more sustainable processes and practices. Through fashion education at LCF, the Centre is building a culture that both responds to and influences real world conditions.
The FBS Creative Management, Branding and Enterprise Hub (CMBE), is part of UAL’s research infrastructure. Hosting quarterly research events, it showcases relevant research projects from colleagues, playing a valuable part in encouraging new and early career researchers. It also welcomes researchers from external national and international institutions. The opportunities are becoming increasingly apparent for this emergent specialist research field.
“Our unique focus across the fashion industry sets us apart and means we can push boundaries across creative management research and practice.” Professor Frances Corner OBE, Head of London College of Fashion and Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of the Arts London.
With over 165 courses, we offer the largest and most in-depth range of fashion short courses in the world, http://www.arts.ac.uk/fashion/courses/short-courses/.