The facility will open later this year, with a mission to identify, cultivate, support and inspire future talents for the industry. More than 400 international students have graduated from the London college and proceeded to launch into careers across the global fashion and luxury industries.
Jonathan Newhouse, chairman and chief executive of Condé Nast said: “Condé Nast is deeply committed to China and to meeting the needs of the market and our business partners in the fashion universe. It is natural to expand our activities in this direction.”
Liz Schimel, president of Condé Nast China, said: “The Center is a major piece of our overall expansion in China, leveraging our brand authority into new business areas.”
Dominique Simard, executive director of the Center said: “There is an expertise gap between the fashion industry’s needs and what many candidates can provide. Lack of applicable skills and knowledge together with practical industry exposure remains a crucial challenge for preparing graduates for the ever-demanding workforce. This is our focus as an executive fashion education provider in China.”
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