Studying abroad at the London College of Fashion , what not to miss?
July 16, 2013 10:41 AM Subscribe
My interests include historical fashion (BBC dramas!), bird watching, music. I'll be there from late-August thru November 2013. More info inside:
posted by jaynedanger to travel & transportation (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a fashion student from the US who is interested in pursuing a career in period clothing and costuming. I've completed a couple historical costuming internships, and I'm taking focused classes at LCF to help strengthen specific skills: corsetry, millinery, and shoe making. While in Europe, my biggest goal is to see as many historical garments as possible. I plan to create a reference journal of period-correct fabrics, colors, and construction techniques to bring back with me. As part of our study abroad program, we will travel to all the major museums in London (and Paris), but where else can I see old clothes in the UK and Europe? I've been Googling my heart out for months and am not finding a lot.
I am obsessed with BBC period pieces. My dream job is to make costumes for BBC, but as an American student, I have been told not to seek out job contacts or even volunteer work while I am there. I understand and will respect the visa laws 100%, but is it possible to tour film sets? Or maybe to see the BBC costuming collection, if I write a nice letter ahead of time? I want to get the most out of this opportunity without crossing any lines.
What else would you recommend that I see while I am studying abroad? I love nature, hiking, birds, and insects. I enjoy music of all kinds. I have traveled abroad before (Germany & Austria), and it seems like I found out about some of the most interesting places AFTER I returned home. I won't know my class schedule until I arrive, but I should have free weekends and a 10-day break toward the end of September.
You always come up with the best ideas! Thank you in advance.