Crucial in bringing about demonstrable change is education that places the interdependencies between society, economy, ecology and culture within the learning framework. Education offers not only knowledge generation but also nurtures the skills and aptitudes needed for graduates to take on roles as agents for change, inspired to act now to do better now and simultaneously for the future.
“Sustainability should not be at the margins of the educational system but integrated into the core of our approach.” François-Henri Pinault
LCF students from across all the schools at Masters level can apply to be part of the Kering collaborative unit, Empowering Imagination. Through co-creating curriculum we are working to create a new kind of fashion graduate who can support sustainable practices and innovation within the industry and push for change.
Over the past three years, CSF and Kering have worked with 120 students across the various MA and MSc courses at LCF. This approach is ground breaking in bringing together students from across disciplines to pioneer a change in practice for the fashion industry, with expert insight from Kering, CSF researchers and a selection of outside organisations. We will continue to enhance and develop this unit to embed validated sustainability teaching and learning into curriculum at LCF across the five-year partnership.