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Central Saint Martins has announced that the successor to Louise Wilson in the position of MA Fashion course director will be Fabio Piras. Piras has been covering the position since Louise Wilson's tragically early passing in May of this year. He had previously worked closely with Wilson and is an established figure at CSM.
A spokesperson for the iconic art school told Vogue: "In addition to his contribution to postgraduate teaching at CSM, Fabio brings 20 years of international industry experience, showing his own eponymous label during London Fashion Week from 1994 until 2000, and since enjoying a successful career in both creative direction and consultancy for luxury fashion brands in Europe and China. Fabio's vision will build on Louise's legacy of creative excellence and will shape a new era for MA Fashion education at CSM."
In celebration of a new era at CSM, remember the foundations on which a new beginning may be built and read Louise Wilson's last ever interview that was featured in the Dazed summer issue 2014. The professor will always be remembered for her inspirational aura, integrity and dedication to fashion. We wish Fabio the best of luck in his new role.
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