The British Fashion Council’s chief executive Caroline Rush has been made an Honorary Professor at Glasgow Caledonian University for her“outstanding” support of British fashion talent.
As part of the honour, Rush delivered her first professional lecture at the GCU British School of Fashion on the ‘The Evolution of British Fashion’, examining how fashion has evolved over the past 20 years and anticipating how it will develop until the end of this decade, with particular focus on key industry figures and the “commercialisation of creativity”.
GCU principal and vice-chancellor professor Pamela Gillies said: “The GCU British School of Fashion is delighted and honoured to recognise Caroline Rush’s many achievements at the British Fashion Council through the conferment of an Honorary Professorship in Fashion Business.
“Caroline has been an outstanding advocate in support of British fashion talent. Her influence is truly global and her impact has been to enhance significantly the prospects of young professionals as they enter the fashion industry.”
In addition, the British School of Fashion also announced the launch of two new Masters programmes including a Masters in Digital Fashion, exploring how technology is transforming the industry, and a new Women in Fashion research programme, building on its pioneering work to meet the evolving needs of a fast-paced industry.