Professor Louise Wilson OBE – 1962 to 2014
Central Saint Martins is devastated to hear of the death of Professor Louise Wilson OBE.
Louise has been an inspirational person both within the College and the wider world of fashion. Since becoming Course Director for MA Fashion in 1992 she has taught a huge proportion of the world’s leading fashion designers and her course continues to produce talented ground-breaking graduates. Her commitment to her students and passion for creative excellence are legendary. Her deep understanding of fashion and her drive for funding for bursaries, facilities and opportunities are part of what made her such an extraordinary educator.
Louise’s legacy will live on at CSM through her former students and current teaching colleagues who were so close to her. Central Saint Martins is grateful to have been able to enjoy the fruits of Louise’s great talent for educating for the last twenty two years and will support her staff and students as they go forward from here.
Her partner Timmi and son TJ are very much in our thoughts and will remain so.
- Vogue: Remembering Louise Wilson, Central Saint Martins’ Legendary Professor by Sarah Mower
- BBC: Fashion Professor Louise Wilson Dies
- Style.com: Why I Loved Louise Wilson: Katharine K. Zarrella Remembers What It Was Like to Be Taught by the Fearsome, Brilliant, and Irreplaceable Fashion Educator
- The Conversation: Louise Wilson was a formidable, passionate force in fashion