Burberry’s chief creative officer Christopher Bailey is set to receive an honorary doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University, for his services to the fashion industry and charity work.
In a ceremony on March 18th Bailey will receive another doctorate to add to his extensive collection – he’s already received two from the University of Westminster and University of Huddersfield.
Speaking about the announcement, Bailey said, “I’m looking forward to spending time at Sheffield Hallam University and to meeting their final year fashion students. I am extremely honoured to be recognised by the University in this way, and I am particularly passionate about supporting the next generation of British design talent.”
Since he took over the British brand in 2001 he has been credited with transforming the brand and making it profitable again. He also set up The Burberry foundation, alongside Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts, which supports charities that help young people realise their dreams through creativity and expression.