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GCU British School of Fashion named Fashion Ambassador at Scottish Fashion Awards 2014

02 September 2014

The Fashion Ambassadors Award comes less than a year after GCU launched the British School of Fashion at GCU London

The Fashion Ambassadors Award comes less than a year after GCU launched the British School of Fashion at GCU London

The ground-breaking educational partnership between Glasgow Caledonian University’s British School of Fashion and Marks and Spencer (M&S) has been recognised with the 2014 Fashion Ambassador Award in London.

Professor Christopher Moore, Assistant Vice-Principal and Director of GCU’s British School of Fashion, and Belinda Earl, Style Director of M&S, took to the stage to receive the honour at last night’s Scottish Fashion Awards.

Professor Moore said: “We are delighted to be named Fashion Ambassador Award winners of 2014 in partnership with M&S. This honour recognises our shared goal in providing unrivalled opportunities for talented students, regardless of their backgrounds, while enabling us to nurture and invest in the fashion business leaders of the future.

“It is also testament to GCU’s ambition and achievements as a creative, innovative and business focused university for the common good. Our British School of Fashion is at the forefront of fashion business thinking and seeks to inspire the coming generations of fashion business leaders, entrepreneurs and marketers.”

The Fashion Ambassadors Award comes less than a year after GCU launched the British School of Fashion at GCU London, which offers postgraduate students a world-leading fashion business education. Students are provided with a range of skills required to manage a global fashion business, while acquiring knowledge and understanding of consumer behaviour, financial management expertise and relevant communications technologies.

The unique collaboration between GCU and M&S includes the M&S Fashion Scholarship, an annual bursary of £50,000 each year to support selected students on fashion business courses at the British School of Fashion. M&S opened a design studio at GCU London and the second cohort of M&S Scholars at the British School of Fashion has just been selected.

Last night’s ceremony was co-hosted by Secretary of State for Scotland the Rt. Hon. Alistair Carmichael MP and Scottish Fashion Awards founder Dr Tessa Hartmann. Guests and winners included the biggest names in the fashion industry and media, such as Dame Vivienne Westwood who was inducted into the prestigious Scottish Fashion Awards Hall of Fame.

It is the second honour bestowed upon the University by the influential Scottish Fashion Awards. GCU Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Pamela Gillies was named Scottish Fashion Innovator of the Year in 2011.