Ian King, has been selected for the BIG SEE FASHION VISIONARY AWARD 2022, namely for his outstanding work in the field of fashion development on a world scale as well as his positive impact on fashion design and art in the region of South East Europe.
By means of his strong vision, the International Fashion Colloquia series was initially designed to explore the relationships between academia, media and industry and has held numerous fashion events in London, Milan, Paris, New York, Sao Paulo, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Ho Chi Minh, Shanghai, Jaipur and many more. His passion and knowledge has helped to inspire students attending some of the most prestigious universities of the world. Ian King was a full research Professor at the University of the Arts, London and the London College of Fashion. He is has also been visiting professor at Shanghai Institute for Visual Arts, University of Antwerp, Belgium; Karlshochschule International University, Germany; and RMIT, Australia.
In addition to being a truly dedicated professor, Ian King has also published numerous books and journal articles in the fields of art, philosophy, organization studies and fashion. One of his most recent books is entitled: The Aesthetics of Dress.
The creative environment in the region of South-Eastern Europe is inspired and encouraged by his huge respect and love for international fashion and art community. He has recently initiated a more local hybrid project for the Responsible Fashion Series in Skopje. This notable action paved the way for many promising South East European fashion designers to have been given a chance to gain a wider recognition and success in achieving an ultimate career breakthrough.
Curator of the award: Meta Megušar Bizjan