Industry support new MA Menswear course 

“Ike Rust is a star in the field of menswear education. It’s great that the British reputation for excellence and rigour will be strengthened in this growing arm of the industry and to see Westminster University making such an enlightened investment in the future.” 

— Sarah Mower MBE, BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent

“The University of Westminster BA has produced some of the most exciting menswear talents of recent years, both name designers and those working in the industry. It’s so exciting that Westminster is now offering an MA course for menswear under the direction of Ike Rust, allowing an even deeper study and education in one of fashion’s most exciting fields.”

— Charlie Porter, Men's Fashion Critic - The Financial Times

“Studying with Ike was massively important to me. He saw my potential well before I recognised it myself and taught me to be brave and to honour it with hard work. His great impact on the fashion industry is a testimony to his commitment to recognising and pushing talent.”

— Astrid Andersen, Designer - London Collection Mens

 “After studying at Westminster and being taught by Ike Rust at the RCA, it’s a fantastic development to see him launch this new and exciting MA Menswear course. With the menswear industry developing at such an intense rate Westminster will be able to offer something both fresh and exciting.”

— Liam Hodges, Designer - London Collection Mens

 “Ike’s pragmatic and holistic approach to teaching fashion design has proved to be outstandingly successful. His passion and deep knowledge of the subject, plus the vast array of industry experts he is able to draw upon as visiting lecturers and advisors, puts him in a unique position. His track record of finding and nurturing influential menswear talent is evidence that his methods really work.”

— Simon Foxton, Menswear Stylist and Creative Consultant

Marcus Wilmont, Aitor Throup, Daniel Ivarsson, Bronwen Marshall, Siri Johansen, Adrian Sommerauer, Astrid Andersen, Courtney McWilliams, Felix Chabluk Smith, Fah Chakshuvej,  Mason Jung, Ichiro Suzuki, Alexander Benekritis, Natalija Mencej, Hanchul Lee…the number of ITS finalists & winners who had the opportunity to study menswear under Ike is an important one and an unquestionable proof of the quality of his work. Put simply, he is the best menswear design teacher in the world. Meeting his students during my scouting travels around the world and discovering their work first hand has always been one of my biggest treats throughout the year.

— Barbara Franchin, Founder & Director ITS

“Ike’s contribution to fashion education is to have taken menswear out of the shadow of womenswear.”

— Jane Rapley OBE, Professor Emerita - Central Saint Martins

 “The experience I gained at Westminster surpassed all my expectations and prepared me fully to start my career as a professional designer in the Fashion industry.”

— Christopher Bailey, Chief Creative Officer - Burberry

“Anyone that gets to have Ike as Head of Menswear is lucky.”

— Katie Eary, Designer - London Collection Mens