LONDON — The family of Louise Wilson said in a statement Tuesday that a memorial to celebrate the educator’s life will be arranged in London for later this year.
The statement added that a fund “to honor Professor Louise Wilson’s profound belief in access to fashion education” would be announced in due course.
A private family funeral for Wilson, who died earlier this month at age 52, will be held in Scotland. The statement said the family “expresses deep gratitude for the many condolences they have received in appreciation of her immense life’s work.”
Wilson served for more than 20 years as course director for the M.A. fashion program at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design here.
Known for her sense of drama and passion for her pupils, she helped to identify and sharpen the talents of designers including Christopher Kane, Lee Alexander McQueen, Sophia Kokosalaki and Richard Nicoll.