Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / RMIT recognises outstanding business and fashion leader
RMIT recognises outstanding business and fashion leader
Dec '11
Naomi Milgrom AO will be presented with an Honorary Doctorate - Doctor of Business Honoris Causa, by RMIT University on Wednesday, 14 December at RMIT's Graduation Ceremony at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne's Docklands.

Ms Milgrom is the Executive Chair and CEO of the Sussan Group that includes Sportsgirl, Sussan and Suzanne Grae. Under her leadership the Group has grown to become Australia's largest women's apparel fashion retailer.

She is a regular contributor to RMIT University through the School of Fashion and Textiles, and Design Victoria. Ms Milgrom's business acumen in fashion has clear links to RMIT's strengths, and many students have benefited from her knowledge and expertise - both directly at RMIT and through her involvement with the Melbourne Fashion Festival.

Ms Milgrom was a highly successful Chair of the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival until 2008. The Festival also reflected her commitment to mentoring young Australian talent. Over 100 designers who made their debut at the Festival have gone on to become established Australian brands. Amongst them were RMIT graduates.

RMIT University Vice Chancellor, Professor Margaret Gardner, said Naomi continues to develop the next generation of the Australian fashion industry at RMIT.

"The Sussan Group is providing RMIT's fashion and textile students with integrated learning and other employment opportunities through projects such the Young Essentials Project.

"Naomi is also supporting the careers of students by showcasing their work in her fashion stores. She is an outstanding business leader and entrepreneur," Professor Gardner said.

Ms Milgrom said she is particularly honoured to receive this degree from RMIT, with which she has had a long connection and she has great admiration.

"I value outstanding education and the importance of innovation in all endeavours. RMIT itself is an innovator and I value my association with this great university," Ms Milgrom said.

As Chair of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art over the past six years, Ms Milgrom has also taken the lead in developing young Australian talent in contemporary art.

RMIT University

Must ReadView All

FDI in Vietnamese textile-garment projects on the rise

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Jun 2018

FDI in Vietnamese textile-garment projects on the rise

The European Union-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement and the Comprehensive ...

Courtesy: Alizilla

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Jun 2018

Alibaba Group sets up office in Kuala Lumpur

Strengthening its commitment to Malaysia, Alibaba Group has set up an ...

Bombay Dyeing plans to wind up Indonesian JV

Textiles | On 24th Jun 2018

Bombay Dyeing plans to wind up Indonesian JV

Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Co Ltd plans to wind up its loss making ...

Interviews View All

Riddhika Shah
SS Homme

'Worsted wool is the ideal fabric for menswear'

Top executives
Textile industry

Knowledge sharing platform needed for sustainable water management

Kaizad Hansotia

Competition is the best thing that can happen to a startup

Akshat Chaudhary

Aizome, Asia's first Fairtrade denim brand, is all set to launch next...

Hardik Sanghvi

Idealin Fogging Systems has been engaged in designing and manufacturing...

Sugandha Bhardwaj

<div>New Delhi-based Brinjal Designs Pvt Ltd manufactures home furnishing...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Eric Scholler

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Pranav Mishra

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Robert Brunner

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

June 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category

Related Categories:

Advanced Search