Cofounder & Digital Professor

Leslie Holden

As Head of Fashion at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI) and a member of the amfi board for over 14 years, he was responsible for the redevelopment of the international curricula focussing on digitalisation and sustainability in fashion.

Instrumental in establishing the ground breaking “Hypercraft” minor where students immerse themselves in the world of 3D Virtual designing, and the first AMFI Master award, MA Fashion Enterprise Creation, he grew the international recognition and standing of the school as a centre of excellence for fashion teaching and research.

Being a design director and entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience in the fashion industry for such companies as Dunhill, Stefanel, Byblos, Burberry and Liberty, he has extensive knowledge of the international luxury market and the relationship of education to business.

Leslie sits on the Steering Committee of The EU Worth Partnership Project, and is an EU expert for the creative industries. He was for many years an Executive Board member of the International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI), and a trustee of The UK Graduate Fashion Foundation, and has been a guest speaker at many major education and creative conferences.

Leslie is a graduate of the Royal College of Art in London.