A typical day at London College of Fashion goes pretty much the same depending on majority of my classes. But due to tube strikes and record breaking heatwaves all throughout London, meant some my class schedule had to be moved around. So while the week to week was pretty much the same, the day to day depends. So I am going to walk you guys through a typical Monday at LCF.
The only class I have on Mondays is Contemporary Culture and Fashion Studies with my Professor, or Tutor they call it in UK, Michael. In this class, we learn about the history of London in relation to fashion through lectures, museum visits and guided tours. By the end of the class, we have to create a journal that examines, expresses, and reflects everything we saw through a series of sketches, scrapbooking, notes, or diary into our personal journal.
This CCFS is the only class I do not have lectures in-person but via Zoom. I want to say I wake up early and eat breakfast before attending the 9 am zoom lecture but I would be lying. I only did that during the first week of classes. I typically set my alarm at 8:30 to 8:45 am so I can get as much sleep as I can before class since typically the night before I was most likely out. And once 9:00 hits it is time for the hour and 15 minute lecture. On July 21, we were learning about the Victoria and Albert Museum.
After we learned the history of the V&A Museum, we were able to tour and see firsthand exactly what we learned in class. This is one of my favorite things about this class. Being able to see exactly what we are taught helps me remember more. I am in the fashion business section of the summer study aboard program at LCF. Compared to the fashion design section, there is more students in the fashion business section than fashion design. So we have to be split into 2 groups to be able to the tours after our lectures. I was apart of the first group that went on the tour so right after the zoom lecture was over I got ready to make it over to V&A. And luckily enough I didn’t have to travel to far since the V&A was only a 10 minute walk away from where I lived.
At the V&A we explored as much as possible before our class was officially done for the day. We spent some time looking at the historical fashion pieces they had displayed at the entrance of the museum. We sadly didn’t get a chance to look at their new African fashion exhibit due to it costing money but others got a chance to look at it after class was done. Afterwards we quickly looked at the other sections had to offer. They had historical jewelry pieces, metalwork, sculptures, paintings and so much more under one building. It was truly amazing to know that all this history is free for the public to enjoy and look at.
After class was over I was going to stay a bit longer and look at more pieces but I was so hungry. The food court had nothing I wanted to try. So I walked down the block to one of my favorite breakfast/brunch places for a late breakfast; Kensington Crêperie. And I once again had their strawberry nutella waffle. You guys have to try them out their food is delicious.
And after eating I made my way back to where I lived back in Kensington and enjoyed the remainder of my Monday but taking a nap, getting work done and watching Netflix. Mondays are typically my relaxing day because I need it after the weekend I previously had. But that is how my Mondays go. We have a lecture and we go on a guided tour by our professor about exactly what we learned during the lecture.
Here are some pictures from the V&A Museum.
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