Prof. Edward Newton
Many long-standing members of the Association will have been saddened by news of the death of Eddie Newton recently, while still working on a visit to Hong Kong Polytechnic University - despite official “retirement” over 15 years ago. He was always keen to promote positive links between academia and industry, and fully supported networking links with the ASBCI during his years as Head of the Fashion & Textile Department at Nottingham Trent University (plus Dean of the Art & Design faculty and Pro-vice chancellor of NTU).
Professor Newton recognised the importance of thinking globally in our industry, and developed many links with institutions in the most relevant parts of the world. He was a prime mover in the establishment of the International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI) in 1998, and encouraged students and staff to maintain a healthy balance of management and technology awareness along with fashion creativity. He will be sadly missed.
His funeral is to be held at Derby cathedral on Monday 24th October, 11.00 a.m.