Letter from the Principal
There is a mildly amusing story about how I broke into the world of fashion magazines some 25 years ago, most of which revolves around a small case of mistaken identity and
a huge stroke of luck.
Unfortunately, particularly in these highly competitive times in which we now live, luck just can’t be depended upon. It is therefore with great pride and excitement that I bring you this, our inaugural prospectus, for the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design. We believe that we have created a unique educational offering that, with its strong vocational bias, will arm a whole new generation of students with the skill and capability to pursue a successful career in the fashion industry. It is, of course, still an industry famously difficult to break into. As a result, the two Vogue Fashion courses that we will be offering in 2013 have been expressly designed to help students open up those famously closed doors.
Whichever path students eventually choose to pursue, they will gain at the Condé Nast College the sort of intensive grounding that will enable them to perform with intelligence and skill wherever they go. In short, it is my absolute ambition that our alumni will leave the college with not only a vastly improved understanding of how the fashion industry works but also a significantly more informed idea about which part of the business they might like to work in and a greatly improved chance of attaining that ambition.
‘ Do I envisage us hiring a number of graduates from the College onto our magazine and digital teams around the world? Absolutely!’ Nicholas Coleridge, President, Condé Nast International