KIAD welcomes Robert Cary-Williams to Rochester (20 March 2002)
Press Release (no.32)
20 March 2002
British fashion designer, Robert Cary-Williams visited The Kent Institute of Art & Design on Wednesday 20 March and was present for a fashion shoot at KIAD's own specialist studios. Cary-Williams was invited by the School of Fashion to meet the winner of a Japanese national prize, the So-en Fashion Award, which picks out rising-star fashion students. The winner of the So-en award, Munenori Takamura, is spending a week in the UK as his prize.
The British Council in Japan chose KIAD to host and style the event because KIAD is already well known there for its art and design courses and welcomes students from Japan every year (Currently there are 20 studying at KIAD).
Robert Cary-Williams came to Rochester to offer Takamura the benefit of his experience in the world of international fashion and to discuss his work and career development.
KIAD's School of Fashion provided models and stylists for the photo-shoot of Takamura's designs while students and staff from The School of Photography took the pictures of his collection. Throughout the visit So-en magazine journalists and photographers recorded the event for a six-page feature in the leading Japanese fashion and lifestyle magazine.
About Robert Cary-Williams
Robert Cary-Williams is a leading light on the British fashion circuit, whose creations have been modelled by Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss. He first came to prominence in 1999 when he won the British New Generation Award at British Fashion Week when he was tipped as one of the hottest new names in British Fashion. A graduate of St Martins, his client list includes Jade Jagger, Kate Moss, Marianne Faithful and PJ Harvey, he sells in London, Paris, the USA and the Far East and is a consultant for Burberry.
About the British Council
The British Council is the UK's international organisation for educational and cultural relations and is represented in 109 countries and 227 towns and cities world wide including Japan. The British Council Japan works with partners, both Japanese and British, to showcase British excellence, innovation and creativity. Its purpose is to enhance the reputation of the UK as a valued partner in education. Every year the British Council in Japan handles over 60,000 enquiries about Britain. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
About So-en Magazine
Japanese fashion and lifestyle magazine targeted at teenagers and early-20s.