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The Designer Educator, Spero Villioti, Episode 11

Today we are going back to the rainbow nation, South Africa, and am really happy to speak with our guest, who is a key player in helping to shape the future of South African fashion.

Trained at the London College of Fashion, then becoming senior designer for Frank Usher, to successfully running his own couture business for over 25 years in South Africa he has reached the top of his field, designing for South Africa's elite and winning many prestigious international and local awards.

In 2004 he then founded his design school to educate, train and guide young visionaries to grow into fashion industry leaders, and it has been growing in strength since then, becoming the top fashion school in all South Africa.

In 2011 his success and expertise in the line of haute couture saw him being invited to hold a lecture on the topic of Couture in Africa at Parsons The New School for Design.

Today we speak to him about his path, how he started the school, the future of fashion education and the ever growing talent in South Africa.

I’m really happy to welcome today's guest, Spero Villioti

To find out more about the Villioti fashion institute please check out their vlog 'Growing Fashion Villioti Unpicked', where you can follow Spero around as he personally guides you through the campus, giving you a little bit more of a look into their world and introduces you to a few of their fabulously talented students.

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