Vogue Fashion Foundation Diploma Students Start Today

Vogue Fashion Foundation Diploma Students Start Today

Today we welcome our first students on to the inaugural year-long Vogue Fashion Foundation Diploma. Students from 17 countries have successfully passed the rigorous admissions process to study on this course, designed to give a uniquely intensive grounding in all aspects of the fashion industry.

“Our third cohort for the ten-week Vogue Fashion Certificate started yesterday and we are delighted to welcome today the first of our year-long Vogue Fashion Foundation Diploma students. Feedback from our graduates has been hugely positive so far and we continue to build on the success of the courses we have already run. Our courses offer unrivalled access to the famously opaque and hard-to-get-into fashion industry and, combining this with rigorous academic programming, the Vogue Fashion Foundation Diploma will deliver an insight into all aspects of the fashion business,”comments Susie Forbes, Principal of The Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design.

The one-year programme will continue to follow the College’s commitment to intensive study, and students will benefit from an ongoing roster of extraordinary and inspiring industry speakers. Tamara Mellon – the legendary co-founder of Jimmy Choo whose much-anticipated eponymous clothing label launches shortly – will be the stellar inaugural speaker at the College later this week.

Those who have already spoken at the Condé Nast College include designer Tommy Hilfiger, model David Gandy, Hérmes UK Managing Director Bertrand Michaud,VogueEditor Alexandra Shulman,VogueFashion Director Lucinda Chambers,GQEditor Dylan Jones, retail guru Yasmin Sewell, photographer Miles Aldridge and British Council Chief Executive Caroline Rush.

The first term of theVogueFashion Foundation Diploma exactly mirrors that of our ten-weekVogueFashion Certificate course. Students will then focus on industry led and individual projects in the second and third terms, learning to conduct effective market research and present professionally to targeted industry experts. In the third term, each student will also work on his or her own fashion project, focusing on an area of particular interest, receiving individual tuition and one-on-one mentoring to prepare them for their future career.

The Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design is based in the heart of Soho at 16-17 Greek Street, a short walk away fromVogueHouse, Condé Nast’s London headquarters. Courses are currently validated by the Open College Network; the formal qualification of the year longVogueFashion Foundation Diploma is The OCN Eastern Region Level 4 Diploma in Fashion (Vogue) (QCF). This is the first College operated by multi-media publishers Condé Nast globally, and has proved to be a significant addition to the education arena.

For further information please contact Nicky Eaton or Harriet Robertson in the Condé Nast Press Office on nicky.eaton@condenast.co.uk or harriet.robertson@condenast.co.uk or 020 7152 3377/020 7152 3388