Louise Wilson, Central Saint Martins Professor, has died. The legendary professor was known for sculpting some of the best designers from Alexander McQueen to Christopher Kane. She passed away in her sleep, age 52.
She was an outstanding influential figure not only in the fashion industry but also in education. As director of the MA Fashion program at CSM she taught and shaped the beginning careers of some of the most recognisable names in British Fashion including Jonathan Saunders, Stella McCartney, Roksanda Ilincic and Mary Katrantzou.
Her teaching style was well known throughout the industry and in 2008 received an OBE for her services to fashion and to education.
“Louise Wilson played a remarkable role in making the British scene fashion as successful and relevant as it is today,” Alexandra Shulman told Vogue.co.uk. “Her teaching and influence made a mark on so many of our leading designers. I will miss her outspoken views and her clever and often very funny observations.”
After studying Fashion and Textile Design in England for three years and recovering my BA my dream has always been to attend CSM and achieve my MA. I had only hoped to have been taught by Louise Wilson and let her renowned ways influenced my future career.