Doctorates for Dixon and Ive
In a ceremony taking place in
Hussein Chalayan, Katharine Hamnett and Jasper Conran are all to be made visiting professors at the University of the Arts for ‘distinction’ in the fields of fashion, eco fashion, costume and theatre design.
Gerda Flockinger and Peter Blake were among those who received honorary fellowships and doctorates last year. The University of the Arts London has been awarding honorary degrees since 1996.
The decision to award an honorary doctorate or fellowship is decided by a selection panel with connections to the university. ‘The panel seeks to recognise those who have made an outstanding contribution to their chosen field of endeavour, from across the disciplines that the university covers,’ a spokesman for the university says.