While still at school, fashion students are increasingly working with brands and retailers to earn valuable experience and build their profiles. Meanwhile, brands and retailers, as well as the fashion media, are seeking to unearth and tap the raw creativity of undiscovered talents at a younger age. Susie Bubble reports.
A career in fashion is a more visible and viable option than ever before. As a result, interest in fashion education is booming and a range of institutions, from design colleges to business schools, are seizing the opportunity.
Yesterday evening at London’s Central Saint Martins, Imran Amed sat down with American fashion designer and entrepreneur Tory Burch to discuss her personal and professional journey, from launching her company out of a New York apartment to building one of the hottest “accessible luxury” brands in the world.
We are pleased to present the full conversation between American designer Tory Burch and BoF founder and editor-in-chief Imran Amed, streamed live from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London on 26 November 2013.
One week ago, select graduates from London’s Central Saint Martins BA Fashion course presented their final collections in a high-energy runway show staged in the school’s grand entrance hall. BoF speaks to the top six designers to watch.
BoF editor-in-chief Imran Amed recaps the week in the business of fashion.
LONDON, United Kingdom -- As London Fashion Week closes, Britain's budding designers must tackle the challenge of finding employment in an economy where most recent university graduates are struggling for work and in an industry that is notoriously competitive. London has a reputation as a cradle of new fashion talent, with the Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design boasting an illustrious list of alumni including Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane and John Galliano. The London-based school showcases its graduate talent every year in a show for fashion week, luring headhunters looking for up-and-coming talent to offer their labels. A lucky few will be tapped on the shoulder for positions at top brands. But most will have to…