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2007

JANUARY – Helen Storey contributor on Where art meets science – introducing new materials paradigms through high fashion successful bid with University of Sheffield, PI: Prof A Ryan (2006-7)

APRIL – Sandy Black, as project investigator, receives funding for Considerate Design for fashion products from EPSRC/AHRC Designing for the 21st Century

MAY – Green is the New Black – a week of debate and discussion takes place at London College of Fashion, involving industry pioneers, staff and students from around the world

AUGUST – Shared Talent South Africa – a collaborative design workshop spearheaded by London College of Fashion

SEPTEMBER – Defra Sustainable Clothing Roadmap – launched with support from London College of Fashion

SEPTEMBER – Dilys Williams is appointed as the Director of Sustainable Fashion for London College of Fashion

OCTOBER Lucy Orta’s project OrtaWater was recognised when the Orta’s received the Green Leaf Award for artistic excellence with an environmental message, presented by the United Nations Environment Programme in partnership with the Natural World Museum at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway


2008

MARCH – MA Fashion and the Environment validated as first masters’ programme specialising in fashion design for sustainability, course written and developed by Dilys Williams

APRIL – CSF launches with the publication of our first report, Volume 1.0: Fashion & Sustainability – A Snapshot Analysis. Fashion broadcaster and commentator Caryn Franklin is announced as CSF Ambassador

APRIL – Lucy Orta’s Antarctica is exhibited in Milan: Hangar Bicocca. Artefacts including Antarctica Village No BordersLife Line-Survival Kits, Drop Parachutes and World Passport, Antarctica Mobile Delivery Bureau.

APRIL – Sandy Black’s book Eco Chic: The Fashion Paradox [Authored book] is published, 2nd ed. 2011. London: Black Dog Publishing

JUNE – Fashioning the Future Awards 2008 launches – the first and only international student awards for sustainability in fashion

JUNE –  Green Gown Award - CSF win the Social Responsibility award for the Shared Talent project

AUGUST - Shared Talent South Africa and Ghana – in collaboration with Tabeisa and LCF

SEPTEMBER – Kate Fletcher is appointed as Reader in Sustainable Fashion at LCF

OCTOBER – Fashioning the Future Awards showcase – high profile catwalk show and exhibition take place in central London

OCTOBER – Fashioning the Future Summit – 350 thinkers, doers and innovators are brought together to debate the future of the fashion industry.

OCTOBER – Volume 2.0: Fashioning the Future is published to coincide with the summit.

 


2009

Image by Sean Michael

JANUARY – Helen Storey is contributor to Extreme Collaboration Delivering Solutions for a Failing World, a successful bid with the University of Sheffield/UAL/University of Ulster

APRIL – CSF launches a European funded business support programme London Style to support London’s creative talent and promote leadership in fashion and sustainable design. Alex McIntosh joins the CSF team to manage collaborations with industry

MAY – Launch of Fashioning the Future Awards 2009

JUNE – Volume 3.0: Tactics for Change published by CSF offering a framework for a sustainable fashion industry

JUNE – Volume 4.0: Green Collar Graduates for the Fashion Industry published by CSF detailing UK employers’ expectations and aspirations for fashion graduates

JULY – Shared Talent India – a collaboration with Defra, the Indian Government, Pearl Academy and Monsoon Accessorise. Outputs from the project include a conference paper at LeNS Conference Bangalore, Final report to Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), an online resource Designer Resource: Shared Talent India creative outcomes and film showcased at London and Delhi Fashion Weeks (2009). Funded by Defra and the Indian Government.

SEPTEMBER – London Fashion Week – collections form the Shared Talent India project are introduced to the press by BFC chairman Harold Tillman and Monsoon chairman Peter Simon

NOVEMBER – Fashioning the Future awards 2009 –  winners are announced in a ceremony held at London’s City Hall. A short film of the finalists’ collections is premiered with the backing of the Mayor’s Office.


2010

Image by Kerry Dean

JANUARY – MA Fashion and the Environment graduates showcase work at Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank as part of Cape Farewell’s Shift Festival

FEBRUARY – London Fashion Week – CSF create a unique installation profiling four  innovative designers supported and developed through the London Style Project

APRIL – Helen Storey Catalytic Clothing begins, outputs include: Herself (2010), textile sculpture, first shown in Howard Street, Sheffield in conjunction with University of Sheffield and Sheffield City Council; Field of Jeans (2011), textile installation, first shown at Newcastle University as part of Newcastle ScienceFest

JUNE – Green Gown Award - CSF are highly commended in the Research & Development category

JULY – Shared Talent India sourcing toolkit – CSF launch a rich digital resource to help designers access and collaborate with sustainable textile suppliers in India

SEPTEMBER – CSF on the judging panel for the Earth Awards

SEPTEMBER – London Fashion Week – CSF create a second installation profiling another four innovative designers supported and developed through the London Style Project

OCTOBER – Lucy Orta showcases 37 commissioned artefacts (photographs, sculptures, murals, diptych video and drawings) at Amazonia Natural History Museum, London

NOVEMBER – CSF showcase work at the Sri Lanka Design Festival

DECEMBER – Launch of Fashioning the Future Awards 2011 -  the theme ‘Unique’ celebrates the promotion of biodiversity through fashion. The awards are supported by the United Nations, Bodyshop and Canary Wharf

DECEMBER – AWARE: Art,Fashion, Identity exhibit opens at Royal Academy of Arts. Curated by Lucy Orta with exhibits from Helen Storey ‘Say Goodbye’


2011

Image by Kerry Dean

JANUARY – Helen Storey awarded SciArt Award Scheme Wellcome Trust and Primitive Streak Extension by the Wellcome Trust

FEBRUARY – Helen Storey continues with Phase 2 of Primitive StreakTwo new Lung Dresses and pieces from Primitive Streak shown at venues including: The Winter Garden, Sheffield (2011); Centre for Life, Newcastle (2011); Newcastle City Library (2011); and White Lung Dress, Wellcome Trust’s 75th anniversary celebrations (2011).

Phase 1 included 27 textile and fashion pieces first exhibited at ICA, London (1997) then venues including: Quartier 206, Berlin (1998); Hayward Gallery (1999); World Financial Center, New York (1999); Oksnehallen, Copenhagen (2000) and Textile and Costume Museum of Barcelona (2005)

MAY –  i-Sustain – first feature in a year long collaboration between CSF and iD magazine showcasing the diversity and beauty of design for sustainability in fashion

JULY – Centre for Fashion Science and the Centre for Sustainable Fashion merge bringing a greater diversity and breadth of expertise to the CSF team

JULY – Sustainable Fashion Summer School Copenhagen - CSF is a lead contributor

NOVEMBER – Fashioning the Future Awards showcase – catwalk show and exhibition take place at Canary Wharf’s East Winter Garden

NOVEMBER – Green Gown Awards - The London Style project is highly commended in the Skills category


2012

Image by Ana Escobar

FEB-JUNE – Better Lives Lecture Series – a series of talks on diverse subjects related to the theme of Better Lives

MARCH – Fabulae Romanae - an ambitious sculpture and video installation project by Lucy and Jorge Orta opens at Maxxi - National Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome commissioned by Ermenegildo Zegna

MARCH – Sustainable Fashion: an Industry R-Evolution - CSF share a platform with TFRC (UAL’s Textile Futures Research Centre)  hosted by The British Consulate-General in Milan and the National Chamber for Italian Fashion

MARCH – Fashion and Sustainability: Design for Change - Kate Fletcher and Lynda Grose’s book is published by Laurence King

APRIL – Shwop Lab - a collaborative venture between M&S, Oxfam and CSF, to engender a ‘gift away rather than a throw away culture’ for fashion

APRIL – The Local Wisdom project receives funding from the Leverhulme Trust

MAY – Transformational Thinking and Practice Field Day - CSF celebrates its inauguration as a University of the Arts Research Centre

MAY – WWF Pandamonium – features work from CSF’s Prof Lucy Orta and  LCF MA students.

MAY – Teaching and Learning for Sustainability – CSF launches a staff development module for fashion educators

MAY – Condé Nast Traveller awards - The Catalytic Clothing project is nominated in the Sustainability category

MAY – Nike Hackathon – CSF and 4 MA Fashion & the Environment graduates take part in week long exploration of the materials system at Nike HQ in Portland Oregon

MAY – Clouds|Nuages - Prof Lucy Orta’s book is published

SEPTEMBER – Sandy Black’s book Knitting: fashion, industry, craft is published in London by V&A Publications

SEPTEMBER – CSF hosts a 2 week intensive incubator for the 32 selected participants for the Nike Making Matters project

OCTOBER – Sandy Black’s book Sustainable Fashion Handbook is published in London by Thames & Hudson

NOVEMBER – Dilys Williams gives a lecture at the Westminster Media Forum on ‘The UK Fashion Industry: Challenges, Opportunities and Policy Options’

DECEMBER – MA Fashion and the Environment awarded the Pioneer in Education award at the Ethical Fashion Forum’s SOURCE awards


2013

Local Wisdom project - image by Paul Allister

JANUARY – CSF creates 3 installations in the M&S Marble Arch flagship store for the M&S Shwop Shop campaign

MARCH – CSF host the Design for Sustainability Fashion Educators Network, an APPG (All Party Parliamentary Group) debate

APRIL – Helen Storey’s Catalytic Clothing – Field of Jeans exhibits at the Design Centre Copenhagen, as part of the Hello Materials exhibition, 2nd April – 21st September 2012

APRIL – CSF, students and their mentors attend the Launch 2020 summit at Nike HQ in Portland, Oregon, where work from the Making Matters project forms the centrepiece of an exhibition showcasing global sustainable innovations

APRIL – Lucy Orta’s Cloud:Meteoros exhibit opens in London at the Barlow Shed, St Pancras International Train Station. 18th April–15th October 2013

MAY-JUNE – Better Lives lecture series – this series allowed fashion and psychology to come together through a series of discussions to reflect on human fulfilment and ecological prosperity through the theme of judgement and wellbeing.

MAY – Lucy Orta invited to speak at the TEDxWWF conference held in Abu Dhabi

MAY – Sandy Black in conversation with Hay-on-Earth Director Andy Fryers at the Hay Festival

MAY – Lucy Orta’s Spirits of the Huveanne exhibits 4 sculptures in the City of Marseilles in France to coincide with inauguration of European Capital of Culture 2013

JUNE - Glasstress: White Light / White Heat, 55th Venice Biennale, 1st Jun ’13 – 2nd Nov ’13. Exhibits include Centre members, Lucy Orta with Amazonia and Helen Storey with Dress of Glass and Flame

JULY – CSF holds its Fashioning the Future summer school, 9 partner institutions take part

JULY – CSF and Nike host a joint event to launch the first version of the Making app

JULY – Two members of the CSF team, Kate Fletcher and Katelyn Toth-Fejel, set sail on the What Has To Be Done 10 day voyage through the Scottish Western Isles as part of a small crew of artists, scientists and cultural commentators

OCTOBER – Sandy Black’s book The Handbook of Fashion Studies (co-editor) published London: Bloomsbury

SEPTEMBER – CSF and the MET Office hold the Climate and Fashion Hackathon hosted by the V&A

OCTOBER – Lucy Orta exhibits Amazonia at the Natural History Museum in Paris

NOV – Glasstress: White Light / White Heat, exhibition travels to the UK and is exhibited at The Fashion Space Gallery at LCF and The Wallace Collection

DEC – Habit(at) Field Day, CSF frame our thinking around issues related to urbanisation, sustainable cities and the role that fashion can and could play.  We hold Field Days as they are a way for us to share our current projects and practices, and to engage with others from both inside and outside of the University.