GCU Principal collects top fashion award

16 June 2011

GCU Principal collects top fashion award

GCU Principal Professor Pamela Gillies at the Scottish Fashion Awards 2011.

Vice-Chancellor takes top fashion award
Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Pamela Gillies has been named Scottish Fashion Innovator of the Year at the glittering Scottish Fashion Awards 2011. 
Sharing the famous tartan carpet with luminaries such as Samantha Cameron, Dame Shirley Bassey and supermodel David Gandy, Professor Gillies accepted the award for the university’s significant contribution to the industry in Scotland and beyond. 
Tessa Hartmann, Founder and Chair of the Scottish Fashion Awards said: “Glasgow Caledonian University has a long-established reputation for the high quality of its fashion, marketing and retailing programmes, which equip students with the creative and practical knowledge and skills that are vital for successful professionals in our industry. 
“Tonight, we are commending Professor Gillies and colleagues at Glasgow Caledonian University for the innovative move to take their world class academic expertise in fashion and luxury to a wider stage. This year they have established the means to deliver a range of the university’s specialist professional postgraduate masters programmes, including its MSc International Fashion Marketing and the UK’s first MBA in Luxury Brand Marketing to a greater international audience from a specialist new campus in the heart of the city of London.”
Professor Gillies, whose academic background is in health research and who has worked in world renowned universities including Harvard said: “It is an enormous surprise and pleasure for me to accept the award of Scottish Fashion Innovator of the Year. I accept of course on behalf of the many talented staff and students of fashion, retail and marketing at Glasgow Caledonian University, all of whom have been led and inspired by our very own Professor Christopher Moore who is truly a leading light in his field. Our campuses in Glasgow and London put us at the forefront of teaching, research and consultancy in fashion and luxury marketing in Europe and we are thrilled that this is appreciated by Scotland’s fashion elite.
“This means a huge amount to us. It recognises our ambition and achievements as a creative, business focused university, and will motivate and inspire our next generation of fashion designers, manufacturers, retailers, marketers and business entrepreneurs.  This award demonstrates Scotland’s recognition of Glasgow Caledonian University’s contribution to the fashion industry and brings a dash of pixie dust and a great deal of glamour to our very important academic offering in this field.”
Glasgow Caledonian University is home to some of the UK’s top fashion and luxury consultants and academics, and the university offers a range of study options for those looking to enter the highly competitive fashion, marketing and retailing industries. Its Fashion Business and International Fashion Marketing qualifications are well known and respected by industry employers, while the UK’s first ever MBA in Luxury Brand Marketing created a flurry of excitement when it was launched in February this year, and has already attracted strong endorsement and support from organisations including House of Fraser, Ralph Lauren and luxury fashion design company Margaret Howell.
Fashion retailer AllSaints sponsor six full-fee scholarships on the MSc International Fashion Marketing each year and House of Fraser sponsors an annual full-fee scholarship for the MBA in Luxury Brand Marketing.

GCU Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Pamela Gillies has been named Scottish Fashion Innovator of the Year at the glittering Scottish Fashion Awards 2011. 

Sharing the famous tartan carpet with luminaries such as Samantha Cameron, Dame Shirley Bassey and supermodel David Gandy, Professor Gillies accepted the award for the university’s significant contribution to the industry in Scotland and beyond. 

Tessa Hartmann, Founder and Chair of the Scottish Fashion Awards said: “Glasgow Caledonian University has a long-established reputation for the high quality of its fashion, marketing and retailing programmes, which equip students with the creative and practical knowledge and skills that are vital for successful professionals in our industry. 

“Tonight, we are commending Professor Gillies and colleagues at Glasgow Caledonian University for the innovative move to take their world class academic expertise in fashion and luxury to a wider stage. This year they have established the means to deliver a range of the university’s specialist professional postgraduate masters programmes, including its MSc International Fashion Marketing and the UK’s first MBA in Luxury Brand Marketing to a greater international audience from a specialist new campus in the heart of the city of London.”

Professor Gillies, whose academic background is in health research and who has worked in world renowned universities including Harvard said: “It is an enormous surprise and pleasure for me to accept the award of Scottish Fashion Innovator of the Year.

“I accept of course on behalf of the many talented staff and students of fashion, retail and marketing at Glasgow Caledonian University, all of whom have been led and inspired by our very own Professor Christopher Moore who is truly a leading light in his field. Our campuses in Glasgow and London put us at the forefront of teaching, research and consultancy in fashion and luxury marketing in Europe and we are thrilled that this is appreciated by Scotland’s fashion elite.

“This means a huge amount to us. It recognises our ambition and achievements as a creative, business focused university, and will motivate and inspire our next generation of fashion designers, manufacturers, retailers, marketers and business entrepreneurs.  This award demonstrates Scotland’s recognition of Glasgow Caledonian University’s contribution to the fashion industry and brings a dash of pixie dust and a great deal of glamour to our very important academic offering in this field.”

Glasgow Caledonian University is home to some of the UK’s top fashion and luxury consultants and academics, and the university offers a range of study options for those looking to enter the highly competitive fashion, marketing and retailing industries. 

Its Fashion Business and International Fashion Marketing qualifications are well known and respected by industry employers, while the UK’s first ever MBA in Luxury Brand Marketing created a flurry of excitement when it was launched in February this year, and has already attracted strong endorsement and support from organisations including House of Fraser, Ralph Lauren and luxury fashion design company Margaret Howell.

Fashion retailer AllSaints sponsor six full-fee scholarships on the MSc International Fashion Marketing each year and House of Fraser sponsors an annual full-fee scholarship for the MBA in Luxury Brand Marketing.

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