Fashion entrepreneur Henry Holland to deliver GCU London Masterclass

22 November 2016

GCU London will welcome Honorary Professor Henry Holland, internationally acclaimed fashion designer and entrepreneur, to deliver his inaugural Professorial Masterclass to students, staff and friends of GCU on Wednesday, November 30.

Professor Holland, founder of House of Holland and presenter of C4’s The Changing Room, will share his fashion business expertise in his lecture ‘Brand building on £500 – all the mistakes I advise you not to make’.

Henry said: “I’m excited and petrified in equal measures to be giving my inaugural professorial lecture later this month. I hope through sharing some of my experiences, mistakes and misfortunes I can help other people swerve them!”

Professor Christopher Moore, Director of the British School of Fashion, said: “Henry Holland is a widely respected and dynamic figure in the international fashion industry and a keen supporter of the British School of Fashion. His inaugural Professorial Masterclass offers students and staff a unique opportunity to benefit from Professor Holland’s experience and achievements in the industry.”

As the University for the Common Good, GCU is committed to the advancement of business and management thinking and practice through the co-creation of knowledge with its industry partners, esteemed Honorary Professors, alumni network, researchers and diverse student population.

GCU London is home to the British School of Fashion, the innovative academic hub developed by GCU to create and disseminate strategic fashion business insight through its provision of leading-edge education, research and consultancy.

After graduating from the London College of Communication with a BA Journalism, Henry Holland was catapulted into the fashion limelight in 2006 with his irreverent ‘fashion groupies’ slogan T-shirts. In February 2008, after two seasons showing with Fashion East, House of Holland held its first solo show on the London Fashion Week schedule to critical acclaim. House of Holland is now firmly established in the international fashion arena, and boasts an impressive roster of international premium stockists including Browns Focus, Brown Thomas, Colette, De Bijenkorf, Emporium, Galeries Lafayette, Harvey Nichols, Isetan, it, Liger, Luciana, Matches, Net-A-Porter, Opening Ceremony, Secret Location, Tsum and Tsvetnoy.