SHOE designer Jimmy Choo has joined Curtin University as an adjunct professor and global ambassador. As an ambassador, Professor Choo will utilise his international connections to provide collaboration and student mobility opportunities with other fashion institutions around the world. He said he hoped to inspire the next generation of fashion designers. “Throughout my career I have always respected my father, a shoe designer, and my teacher for giving me a skill,’ he said. “I want to put my heart and knowledge back into society, back into school and the young people so they can learn something. As a global ambassador with Curtin University I can do this both in Perth and overseas. “I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Curtin working with the students, not only sharing my knowledge, but learning from them as well.”
Shoe designer Jimmy Choo with Julie Bishop when he was in Perth recently.