Want to be the next Stella McCartney or Alexander Wang?

New Fashion degree will see students work in the heart of London’s creative East End

Date: 26 August 2014

London Metropolitan University has launched its new undergraduate Fashion course, and appointed renowned designer Aimee McWilliams as course leader.

The BA Fashion degree, based in The Cass – the University’s Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design -  will welcome its first intake of aspiring designers this September. Students will be located as the University’s Aldgate campus, close to fashion-forward Shoreditch.

The course is the latest addition to the Cass’s long list of creative degrees, including illustration, interior design and decoration, and photography. 

Course leader Aimee is a graduate of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and has worked as creative director in both London and Paris. In fact, all of the teaching staff on the course are highly experienced with a vast amount of industry experience, including at Louis Vuitton and Givenchy. 

Future fashion designers

Aimee is looking forward to shaping the future of aspiring designers at London Met. She said: “It’s incredibly exciting to join an institution at the start of a new department. It’s an opportunity to leave your mark and create an impact on future fashion designers and education.”

And Aimee has no intention of giving up her work at the sharp end of the fashion world as she takes up her new role at the University. She said: “I have worked on many brands and product categories over the past 12 years as a creative director, designer or consultant. I will continue to do so as I embark on this role, ensuring the teaching approach remains relevant and contemporary.”

Additionally, Aimee is keen to ensure that the University’s fashion students gain a well-rounded education in order to give them the best start possible in the industry. She said: “It embodies The Cass school of thought in terms of cross pollinating learning experiences, whilst offering a studio environment that mimics an atelier workspace.” 

The Cass is rapidly emerging as one of the most exciting creative schools in London. In 2012 the Faculty went through a major refurbishment creating innovative new studios for students, and this year it was again named in the DOMUS list of top 100 design schools in Europe.


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