By Eromosele Patrick Eidusi
David Beckham has just landed a very prestigious role within the British Fashion industry. The former footballer has been appointed the ambassadorial president of the British Fashion Council, newly created role which will take on for at least two years.
In his position, Beckham will support the BFC in its goal to build network and partnerships across the United States and Asia. The Council hopes to boost support for the British Fashion industry as a whole by raising the profile of up-and –coming designers and other talent.
“Taking on this new role is an incredibly proud moment for me,” Beckham said in a statement. “I have long been passionate about British style, Fashion and craftsmanship and this role gives me the chance to get under the skin of an industry I love.”
The first 12 months in this position will see Beckham – alongside leading editors and designers from the industry – host events in China and the US as well as visiting Fashion education programmes in the UK.
“As we look to boost support for the British Fashion industry at a global level we identified the need for a global figurehead, with global reach, who is able to shine a light on our incredible British Fashion talent and ensure we build and create energy for the British Fashion economy as we transition through the Brexit period – and David is perfectly placed to help us do this,” BFC chair Stephanie Phair said.
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