Institute students peforming

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance and the London College of Fashion have been mixing music and fashion together with the first of many collaborative events, a Christmas party, on Wednesday the 4th of December, at LCF’s Shepherd’s Bush venue.

The evening, consisting of performances from Institute students, and a celebration of LCF’s Pigeons and Peacocks magazine issue #6, was a fantastic opportunity for students to meet each other and discuss potential projects.

Four acoustic acts played including; Georgia Patterson, Joe Bernie, Joanna McGowan and the duo Rebel Actors (Nathan Cable/Harry Nicol). Performances from Institute bands lasted the evening with sets from The Lovers, Shooting Suns and Audiohores, interjected with DJ sets from Matt Frye of VICE Collective.

With around 150 attendees the night was a great success. This event will take place regularly with the aim of developing social and artistic relationships between the schools and encouraging collaborations between students.

Richard Strange, Creative Collaborations Project Coordinator at the Institute who spearheaded the event, alongside Kelly Strange, Programme Director Fashion Communication at London College of Fashion, jointly commented: "Our Christmas party was a hugely successful inaugural event, celebrating the ongoing relationship between our colleges, our staff and, most importantly, our students. Every one of the seven Institute acts was of the highest quality and professionalism. A wonderfully convivial and entertaining evening, we very much hope to repeat again next year."