Advisory Council Spotlight: Caroline Rush

Advisory Council Spotlight: Caroline Rush

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Condé Nast College was delighted to announce the launch of the new Advisory Council and the appointment of member Caroline Rush, earlier this year in June. The purpose of the council is to help guide the curriculum to aid the next generation of talent and to be sure that the college is working in-line with current industry practices and emerging trends on a global scale. 


Introducing Caroline Rush


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.




Innovations to Fashion Week


Since Caroline’s appointment, a key focus has been the evolution of London Fashion Week, one of the most prominent events in the annual fashion calendar. Burberry, Jonathan Saunders, Matthew Williamson, Mulberry, Preen and Pringle of Scotland have all returned to show their collections at London Fashion Week. 


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. 




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In 2020, Caroline 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.


Welcoming Caroline to the college


The students have been fortunate enough to be able to gain an insight from Caroline and her esteemed career, as part of the weekly industry speaker series. 



Last Thursday, the college was delighted to welcome Caroline alongside Anna Wintour and fellow council member Sarah Mower to the BA (Hons) Fashion Communication exhibition show, entitled ‘Every Cloud has a Silver Lining’. The students enjoyed the opportunity to speak with Caroline and the other guests attending to showcase their final Independent Fashion Communication project, which concluded the two-year intensive degree programme.


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