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Leslie is a graduate of the RCA and a co-founder of the groundbreaking online education company, The Digital Fashion Group. Founded in 2020, it is a European-led collaboration between fashion academics and industry innovators. Working with industry leaders to equip fashion education, professionals and brands with the relevant skills, mindset, and strategies for tomorrow’s workplace
As Head of Fashion at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI) and a member of the AMFI board for over 14 years, Leslie was responsible for the redevelopment of the international curricula focusing on digitalization and sustainability in fashion. And previously, as a design director and entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience in the fashion industry, he worked for such companies as Dunhill, Stefanel, Byblos, Burberry, and Liberty.
Leslie is an EU expert for the creative industries, an experienced UK external examiner and reviewer of degree courses in fashion at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and was for many years an Executive Board member of the International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI) and a trustee of the UK Graduate Fashion Foundation. Leslie is a regular keynote speaker at major fashion education and creative conferences.
The first call of WORTH Project has now closed and 26 partnerships have been selected.
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