Kering partners with the London College of Fashion
For a sustainable future
Having recently brought its short courses to the UAE, the London College of Fashion is on to another exciting project, this time with luxury conglomerate Kering, which heads up labels such as Alexander McQueen and Gucci, amongst others.
The pair have signed a five-year deal to encourage students to focus on sustainable materials in clothing. Each year, the scheme will award £31,500 to two students to specifically focus their attentions on the more ethical side of fashion, as favoured by the likes of Stella McCartney (pictured above), also owned by Kering.
Chairman and chief executive of Kering, François-Henri Pinault, will outline further details of the initiative today, as he announces the company's plans to become the first fashion house to produce an annual environmental profit and loss account.
"As our industry continues to develop and our business grows, we need successive generations to keep driving change," said Pinault. "Identifying and nurturing talent is critical, so we are pleased to launch our new partnership and curriculum we are developing with the London College of Fashion, which will help shape the future of sustainable fashion. In my view, nothing is more important than providing the framework to educate and inspire the next generation to act and become the change-makers we will need to address our future challenges."