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Louise Wilson has died aged 52

The CSM professor was a true revolutionary who launched the careers of leading designers

Louise Wilson, the Central Saint Martins professor credited with moulding the careers of some of the biggest names in fashion, has died aged 52. It is thought that she passed away in her sleep whilst visiting her sister in Scotland.

Wilson was a revered, much loved and well respected woman, humorous, with a reputation for being highly opinionated – an attribute that many say contributed to the progression of the industry. She presided over the MA Fashion course at CSM and in 2008 was awarded an OBE for her contributions to fashion – Wilson is widely regarded as having helped to mould the careers of leading designers such as Christopher Kane and Alexander McQueen.

Read a Dazed interview with Louise here.

Our thoughts are with her friends and family at this sad time.