Congratulations to Imran Ahmed and his team at Business of Fashion who recently announced the launch of a BofF Fashion Education platform for online learning.
The platform is intended to be an online resource for fashion students, educators and entrepreneurs, with the support of River Island and The Communications Store. Thanks to the support of the aforementioned sponsors, the courses are also available for free to all, at least for now.
See partial statement from Ahmed announcing the launch:
“LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF has long been a trusted resource for educators, students and entrepreneurs, but now, for the first time, we have created a destination on BoF specifically dedicated to this part of our global community.
Today, we are pleased to unveil BoF Education, an online platform providing fashion students and entrepreneurs with insight into how the fashion industry works, online tutorials on how to grow their businesses and advice on how to advance their careers in fashion.
One of the most exciting elements of BoF Education is the Global Fashion School Rankings, part of a Special Report on The State of Fashion Education also being released today. To develop the rankings, we shortlisted the top fashion schools around the world and gathered quantitative and qualitative data directly from them to understand their education offerings. We also surveyed more than 4,000 students and alumni and conducted a global reputational survey of HR professionals and fashion influencers. The resulting rankings are available now at www.businessoffashion.com/education.
Today, we are also unveiling the first in a series of online fashion courses, developed with the needs of fashion students and aspirants in mind:
Fashion Business Basics, supported by River Island
Online video tutorials taking students through a practical step-by-step journey of building a fashion business from scratch, from writing a business plan to raising financing and building brand awareness…”
Full statement on BoF.