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Vogue publisher Conde Nast to open fashion and design college in London!

Vogue publisher Conde Nast to open fashion and design college in London!

Conde Nast to open fashion and design collegeVogue publisher Conde Nast is set to open its first ever college of fashion and design in London, as reported by the Business of Fashion (originally from the BBC).

The college is poised to open next September and its principal has been announced as magazine editor Susie Forbes. It is the first step in to the educational market for Conde Nast.

The BBC said the new college will offer a year-long Vogue Fashion Foundation course, as well as short courses. It also plans interior design and decoration courses.

From 2012, degree-level students at private universities in England will be eligible for state-funded loans of £6,000 for their tuition fees.

Conde Nast managing director Nicholas Coleridge said: “Conde Nast is perfectly placed to enter the world of education. The reputation and authority of our brands puts us in a strong position to teach and inspire the fashion and decorating talent of the future.”

The college principal Susie Forbes is currently the editor of Easy Living and was deputy editor of British Vogue for five years. She said: “With access to some of the sharpest and most creative minds shaping the fashion, design and interiors industries today, we aim to educate students to the highest level. It makes perfect sense for Conde Nast to open its college doors in London, the fashion capital of the world.”

Conde Nast says the subjects covered will include the history of fashion and design, the fashion year, journalism and business skills related to the industry…

I wonder what the London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins will make of it? Could we see future publishing house/education collaborations – Grazia degree anyone??

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Emily Seares is an award-winning magazine editor and journalist and the founding editor of FashionBite. She was featured in VOGUE's Digital Powerlist Top 100 and is a quoted style expert for most national newspapers and magazines.

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