BrandEd acquires Condé Nast College of Fashion and Design
Experiential and professional education provider BrandEd announced on Thursday the acquisition of the Condé Nast College of Fashion and Design.
As part of the acquisition, BrandEd aims to launch additional education programs in existing and new locations in association with other brands under the aegis of Condé Nast such as Vogue, Wired, Architectural Digest, and The World of Interiors.
With the Condé Nast College of Fashion and Design, it will expand its course offerings and enhance the value of experiences offered across its campuses, through state-of-the-art technologies and advancements in sustainable fashion and design, as well as by targeting new demographics.
BrandEd has been operating since 2003 and has a portfolio of world-class academic programs with iconic brands, spanning Sotheby's Institute of Art, The School of The New York Times, and City Football Leadership Institute.
"We are excited to announce today our newest partnership with one of the world's largest and most distinguished media companies, Condé Nast," said Michael Chung, CEO of BrandEd.
"We will build on the current platform established by the Condé Nast College of Fashion and Design by launching new courses in fashion, business and media across new geographies and demographics. We are also excited to build new schools and programs by leveraging the unmatched portfolio of brands within Condé Nast, including Vogue, Wired, Architectural Digest and The World of Interiors.”
Established in April 2013 and based in London, Madrid and Mexico City, the Condé Nast College of Fashion and Design provides fashion education across styling, journalism, marketing, branding, graphic design, PR, and digital strategy. Programs range from an MA in Luxury Brand Strategy & Business and a BA in Fashion Communication to certificate programs, summer courses, short courses and online courses.
"Driven by our core values, Condé Nast is dedicated to cultivating the next generation of creatives and journalists," said Christiane Mack, chief content operations officer at Condé Nast.
"BrandEd will help expand that commitment, connecting Condé Nast's best-in-class community of talent with current and aspiring students in fashion, design, business, media and technology. I'm confident that together we can inspire the next generation of industry professionals and equip them to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.
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