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Welcome to the FRC

The School of Fashion centres Inclusive, Decolonized and Sustainable perspectives and positions the School as a place to inspire positive action and innovation grounded in social and environmental justice. 

Our main goal for the Fashion Research Collection (FRC) is to expand the archive by adopting these principles to further build the collection as a place that includes the perspectives and histories of diverse groups. In support of this goal, we encourage research and conversations from our students, faculty, visiting scholars, and community that promote an inclusive, sustainable and decolonized fashion system.

We also recognize that we’re at the beginning of this journey and that there is much work to do in order to achieve a truly inclusive and equitable collection but we are excited by the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.

Working towards an inclusive, decolonized and sustainable collection.
3500+ garments, accessories and objects.
ca. 1815-2000s

How can the FRC help you?

The FRC is an exciting and progressive research space. We are a collection that values everyone’s own unique perspective on each garment and welcomes any new insights you may find. At the FRC, you have the opportunity to do object-based research and closely examine your fashion object in several ways. You are welcome to sit and sketch, carefully touch and explore a garment’s materiality, and to take photographs and notes. Our team is also here to help in any way that will best support you and your research goals.