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How Caroline Rush put British fashion on the global map

The CEO of the British Fashion Council spoke to Zlata Rodionova about sustainability, helping other women in business, and what it means to join the everywoman board

Sunday 01 August 2021 12:52
<p>Rush (L) with the Queen and Anna Wintour: ‘The aim is to really lift up the women’</p>

Rush (L) with the Queen and Anna Wintour: ‘The aim is to really lift up the women’

When London Fashion Week kicks off in September, Caroline Rush is set to have a front-row seat.

Since becoming the British Fashion Council’s chief executive officer in 2009, Rush has been widely credited for putting UK fashion on the global map, and she was given a CBE for her dedication to the industry in 2015.

She told The Independent: “Under the guidance of Annette Worsley-Taylor, who was one of the women that started London Fashion Week, I really got hooked on the idea of fashion becoming this intersection into culture and society – as well as the role that creativity plays, within the fashion industry, of driving aspiration and new ideas.”

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