Clothes encounter with honorary professor at GCU London

14 January 2014

Award-winning designer Patrick Grant

Award-winning designer Patrick Grant

Award-winning designer Patrick Grant will give his inaugural Professorial Lecture this month at GCU London.

Patrick, who was awarded an honorary professorship by GCU in May, will give an insight into how clothes and the clothing industry have shaped Britain and its relationship with the rest of the world since the middle ages.

A judge on the BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee, Patrick transformed the fortunes of one of Savile Row’s most prestigious tailors, Norton & Sons, turning it into one of the world’s top luxury labels, worn by men such as Christian Louboutin, Christopher Kane and the late Alexander McQueen.

Said Patrick: “I was delighted to be awarded an honorary professorship by GCU, and I am privileged to be part of a professoriate of fashion business leaders associated with the GCU British School of Fashion, including Ray Kelvin, CEO Ted Baker, Nick Robertson, CEO ASOS and Belinda Earl, Style Director at M&S. The British School of Fashion Masters and MBA programmes integrate the latest academic thinking with wider business insight, providing a great platform for the next leaders in the business of fashion.”

Clothing the World is at 6.30pm on Thursday January 23, at GCU London. 

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