David Beckham Appointed As Ambassadorial President At BFC
David Beckham, in all his fine fashion glory, has been appointed the very apt role as Ambassadorial President at The British Fashion Council (BFC). He has already taught us a thing or two about fashion over the years and now he gets to help raise the profile of emerging British fashion talent and boost support for the British fashion industry on a global scale, with particular focus in Asia and United States.
The first twelve months of activity will see David and industry leaders including leading editors and designers, visit fashion education programmes across the UK, as well as hosting events in China and the United States, unlocking his global network to convene support for the BFC’s work in these markets.
David Beckham OBE said:
“Taking on this new role is an incredibly proud moment for me. 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. I am excited to be working closely with the British Fashion Council to promote and inspire young talent, from across the UK, on a global scale. The fashion industry is one of our best preforming global exports and I am looking forward to working with our future leaders and supporting the BFC in their global ambitions”
His role will also include helping the BFC to reach young talent from all backgrounds across the UK, through BFC run Saturday Clubs, scholarships and apprenticeships and via increased engagement in arts education.