In June 2018, the British School of Fashion hosted a networking event for businesses in the luxury and supporting sectors. The ‘Luxury Update’ networking evening was the first of its kind and was held at the boutique 11 Cadogan Gardens hotel in Sloane Square, Chelsea, London.
Guests attended from a wide range of luxury companies; Loro Piana, Coach, Bicester Village, The Dorchester and from many different sectors including modelling (STORM), architects (Sybarite), legal (Wiggin LLP), real estate (KLM Retail), private equity (SVP Global), media (Financial Times), tech (HOLITION and Rehab) and executive recruitment (Silk Search and Directory Group Ltd).
During the evening Tim Jackson (Head of the British School of Fashion) provided a summary digest of key business trends arising from the most recent global luxury conferences (Conde Nast and FT).
Speaking after the event, Tim said “We’ve had an enormously positive response about the talk and a number of individuals said they made important new connections.
“I think the diversity of sectors represented by guests and the more intimate setting helped to make it a great evening.”
Students and graduates from the luxury masters programmes (MBA and MSc) were also on hand to help out and network with the guests.
The event showcased the range of industry connections GCU’s British School of Fashion has cultivated since its launch in 2013. Its programmes, in particular the MBA Luxury Brand Management, has seen an abundance of regular guest speakers from companies such as Faberge, Selfridges, Arcadia, Loro Piana, Agent Provocateur and IBM.
To read more about the industry connections and the programmes offered at the British School of Fashion, please visit our course pages.