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Covington to Become Course Patron of Central Saint Martins MA Fashion

October 5, 2015

LONDON, October 5, 2015 — Covington is pleased to announce its support for the internationally acclaimed MA Fashion course at Central Saint Martins in London. As part of the relationship, Covington will offer several workshops over the duration of the course with the aim of helping students with some of the most pressing legal and business concerns they will encounter in the fashion industry.

Central Saint Martins MA Fashion has an outstanding reputation sustained over more than three decades and is the only course that shows as part of the official London Fashion Week schedule. The course offers four specialist study pathways: Womenswear, Menswear, Knitwear and Textiles for Fashion.

“I regard our relationship with Covington as a great opportunity to help the MA Fashion course bring our students the initial insight and general awareness they will need as designers entering the industry,” said Fabio Piras, the MA Fashion Course Director. “Covington will be running a series of workshops which will explore the relationships between business and creativity.”

“We are absolutely thrilled to be supporting Central Saint Martins and to be working with Fabio and his students to help them develop a better understanding of the business environment brands need to navigate in order to succeed,” said Louise Nash, partner and head of the Brands practice at Covington. “We have decades of experience in advising established luxury brands, including some of the world’s leading fashion designers, and it is exciting to have the opportunity to support the next generation of designers and label owners whose talents are being nurtured under Fabio’s leadership.”

Central Saint Martins

Central Saint Martins (CSM) is internationally renowned for the creative energy of its students, staff and graduates with an outstanding reputation for educating foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate and research students. Fundamental to study at the College are experimentation, innovation, risk-taking, questioning and discovery, within a highly supportive learning environment.

MA Fashion at Central Saint Martins is the only course to show on the official London Fashion Week schedule each February. Its highly acclaimed graduates have had a defining influence on the worldwide fashion industry. Alumni include Alexander McQueen, Christopher Kane, Simone Rocha, Craig Green, Roksanda Ilincic, Mary Katrantzou, Marques’Almeida, and Kim Jones.

CSM is part of University of the Arts London, an international center for innovative teaching and research in arts, design, fashion, communication and the performing arts. The University is made up of six Colleges: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Art.

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