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The strength of our College is the combination of excellent academic outcomes and unique industry insights culminating with our Advisory Council.
The Advisory Council is chaired by Edward Enninful OBE, Editor-in-Chief, British Vogue & European Editorial Director, Vogue.
Accompanying Edward Enninful on the Advisory Council are leading industry figures who will bring unparalleled insights and expertise to the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design and its students:
Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue and European Editorial Director of Vogue
Edward Enninful took over as Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue in August 2017. Prior to that Edward was Creative and Fashion Director of the American magazine W since 2011. His experience as a fashion editor dates back to 1991 when he was named Fashion Director of the avant-garde British title i-D at the age of 19, a position he held for more than 20 years. In the years between 1998 and 2011 he contributed extensively to American Vogue and Italian Vogue. In December 2020, Enninful was promoted to European Editorial Director of Vogue.
Edward was honored with an OBE in 2016 for Services to Diversity in the Fashion industry. In February 2021, Edward received the BSME Editors’ Editor of the Year Award which recognises extraordinary individuals for their dedication and outstanding editorial contribution to magazines.
Chief Executive for British Fashion Council
Caroline Rush is the Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council (BFC). Since her appointment as Chief Executive in April 2009, she has focused on strengthening the British Fashion Council’s network and platforms to connect businesses with global audiences, both trade and consumer. London Fashion Week Men’s was launched in 2012 and most recently London Fashion Week merged womenswear and menswear and pivoted to a digital-first event. The Fashion Awards has become the global award ceremony for the fashion industry and raised millions for the BFC Foundation and its charitable projects. In 2020, Rush spearheaded the launch of The Institute of Positive Fashion to address how the industry can more positively impact the environment, people, and communities. Caroline and the BFC launched the first-ever Diversity & Inclusion Steering Committee.
Chief Creative Officer of Versace
Donatella Versace is the Chief Creative Officer of Versace, one of the world’s leading luxury fashion brands. Donatella Versace was born in Reggio Calabria in southern Italy, the younger sister to Gianni and Santo. Gianni founded Versace in 1978, and while Donatella was at the University of Florence she first assisted her brother. More than just a muse, Donatella was part of every decision and supervised the legendary campaigns by Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, and Helmut Newton, and in 1994 she became head designer of Versus. In 1997, Donatella became artistic director of Versace following the death of her brother. Since then, she has defined Versace for a new century, and a new generation. Alongside the iconic Versace Home, Donatella Versace also oversees fine jewelry, timepieces, fragrances, and the Versace interior design facility as well as the Palazzo Versace hotels.
Founder and Chief Creative Officer Baron & Baron
For over three decades Fabien Baron has been driving the industry forward with fresh thinking and iconic creatives for some of the world’s most celebrated fashion and luxury brands. As a Parisian-born New Yorker, his unique blend of French and American sensibilities can be seen in work that is consistently elevated and ahead of the curve. His creative vision is unlimited and spans art forms, industries, and outlets. He has spearheaded the reinvention of illustrious magazines including Interview, French Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Italian Vogue; designed his own line of furniture for Cappellini and Bernhardt; and sculpted the images of brands including Calvin Klein, Burberry, Giorgio Armani, Balenciaga, and Coach. As a director and lensman, his films stand out as stunning pieces of storytelling, thought-provoking, and eye-catching in equal measure. With 30 years of award-winning work under his belt, his passion still lies in shaping the future. "I get excited by the new. I think people in search of that aren’t willing to repeat what they’ve seen before... when the problem has been solved, it's no longer interesting."
Grace Coddington’s remarkable contributions to contemporary fashion and image-making have shaped the public understanding of fashion as art. Grace holds the rare distinction of having worked with fashion’s most celebrated photographers both in front of and behind the camera. She worked initially as a model, appearing in editorials photographed by Helmut Newton, Norman Parkinson, and Guy Bourdin. In 1968, she joined British Vogue as a fashion editor, where she remained for nineteen years, rising to the position of Fashion Director and initiating her long-term working relationship with Anna Wintour. In 1988, Grace joined Anna at American Vogue. Grace’s on-set collaborations at Vogue have brought about many of the most iconic photographs in fashion history. In 2012, she published Grace: A Memoir, and in 2002 Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue and 2016 Grace: The American Vogue Years. Marc Jacobs Illustrated features Grace’s illustrations of iconic looks from every Jacobs collection between 1993 - 2019. Grace currently contributes to both American Vogue and British Vogue.
International Supermodel, Activist and Philanthropist
International supermodel, activist, and philanthropist Naomi is one of the most prolific and influential profiles of contemporary culture today. Throughout her illustrious career, she has fronted the covers of more than 1000 magazines and has been featured in advertising campaigns for celebrated luxury houses including Burberry, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, and Valentino. Naomi has championed the industry receiving numerous accolades. She was the first black model to appear on the cover of TIME magazine, French and Russian Vogue, and the first British black model to appear on the cover of British Vogue. In 2019, Naomi was honoured by the British Fashion Council with a Fashion Icon Award in celebration of her outstanding contribution to the industry. Today, Naomi is undoubtedly solidifying her place as a cultural innovator – using her incredible platform and success for positive change across industries around the world.
Businesswoman, UNEP Goodwill Ambassador, Founder African Fashion Foundation
Roberta Annan is the UN Environment Program (UNEP) Goodwill Ambassador for the Creative Economy and the Founder of African Fashion Foundation (AFF), IFFAC Investment Holdings, and Frallain Group. Recently Roberta convened the inaugural AFF Industry Retreat, the first-ever in West Africa. An award-winning entrepreneur, Roberta is committed to raising the economic potential of Africa through investments in capacity building, creative arts, technology, and infrastructure. She sits on the board of the Frallain Group, Industrie Africa, Women’s Empowerment and Investment Group (WEIG), and Ghana France Business Club. Roberta draws from her wealth of experience across various markets globally while using her extensive network to help startup entrepreneurs bring their ideas to the market and scale globally. Her interests span mentorship, funding startups, and investing in infrastructure for the creative economy. Roberta is involved in conversations on socio-economic issues in Africa including women empowerment, entrepreneurship, youth unemployment, gender parity.
Chief Critic at vogue.com and BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent
Sarah Mower is the renowned Chief Critic at vogue.com. She is internationally acclaimed for her forthright and decisive critiques. Sarah has been the British Fashion Council’s Ambassador for Emerging Talent since 2009 and her prolific support for young British designers has been behind the rise of talents such as Christopher Kane, Erdem, Mary Katrantzo, JW Anderson, Jonathan Saunders, and Simone Rocha. Sarah won British Vogue’s Talent Contest while still at Leeds University, and she began her career at Ms London magazine before being made fashion editor at the Guardian. Sarah was awarded an MBE in 2011, and she has also published “20 Years: Dolce & Gabbana'' and “Stylist: The Interpreters of Fashion.” Sarah is involved in fashion education, guided by the concern for talent from every background must have the chance to participate in the industry.
Leading Fashion AuthoritySuzy Menkes is the world’s most famous fashion journalist. Frank, fearless and free...
Suzy Menkes is the world’s most famous fashion journalist. Frank, fearless and free from editorial constraints, has built a reputation for having a strong and independent point of view. With more than 500,000 followers on her Instagram account, @SuzyMenkes, she brings to her worldwide audience a deep knowledge and love of fashion. With the benefit of decades of experience, she has not only met the greats of historic haute couture maisons, but charted the careers of fashion luminaries from their graduate shows to their current creative directorships. In her most recent role as Editor, Vogue International, she reported for 26 print and digital editions of Vogue in 18 languages, reaching an audience of over 74 million. As well as being a prolific journalist and the author of several books on fashion and jewellery design, Suzy recently launched her podcast, ‘Creative Conversations with Suzy Menkes’. Here she presents in-depth interviews with the fashion industry’s most influential thinkers such as Michael Kors, Duro Olowu, Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri, and Natalia Vodianova.
Fashion Designer and Creative Director
Victoria Beckham is a fashion designer, creative director, wife, and mother. She began her career as one-fifth of the record-breaking group the Spice Girls, who, with their outspoken attitudes and catchy choruses, changed the face of pop music as the world knew it. In 2008 Beckham founded her eponymous fashion label, which is celebrated for its effortless approach to wardrobing women for every part of their lives, and in 2017 was awarded an OBE for services to the fashion industry. Victoria Beckham Beauty was founded in 2019 with the vision to deliver high-performance, clean beauty products at the highest level of luxury. She has been married to David Beckham since 1991 and they have four children together.