A Snip Above The Rest - Programme Announced for Enterprising Fashion (14 Nov)


Taking place next week, Enterprising Fashion will bring together experienced entrepreneurs, recent startups and individuals eager to join the fashion industry.

Covering everything from data-driven fashion to 3D printing, fast fashion and sustainable brands, you'll hear from industry leaders and there'll also be a chance to pool knowledge in a collaborative 'ideas exchange' session.

The full programme has just been announced, get ready for a busy and insightful day...

See the event page for more information on speakers.

9.00 - 9.30: Coffee and Registration

9.30: Chair’s Intro, Kathryn Corrick

9.40 - 10.15: Session 1. Fashion in Technology

The influence of technological innovations on the creative and manufacturing process of the fashion industry, from 3D printing and interactive fashion experiences which bring the consumer into the creative process and afford a more practical and affordable route to production.
Speaker: Philip Delamore (Fashion Digital Studio, London College of Fashion)

Watch the session here.

10.15 - 11.00: Session 2. Slow vs. Fast Fashion: From Studio to Store

Slow fashion Vs Fast Fashion. How UK creative entrepreneurs are going back to what matters; social values, sustainability and ethical development so the consumer buys more that just a garment or accessory and instead buys into a cultural and creative experience.
Speakers: Adam Atkinson (Cherchbi), Zahra Ash-Harper (Antithesis), Susan Postlethwaite. Chair: Kathryn Corrick

Watch the session here.

11.00 - 11.30: Coffee Break

11.30 - 12.15: Session 3. Pioneering UK Fashion Talent

The Centre for Fashion Enterprise (CFE) is London’s pioneering business incubator that supports and nurtures emerging fashion design talent.
Speaker: Toby Meadows (Centre for Fashion Enterprise)

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12.15 - 13.00: Session 4. Marketing: In a continual phase of prototyping or is there a magic formula?

Paul Bay, founder of citizenguild and citizenbay, will take fashion marketing insights from his panel of 'been there, done that' start ups and experts and use them as a starting point for a quick fire round of questions from the audience on how to put the magic in your marketing strategy.
Speakers: Chitra Buckley (Course Director, MA Fashion Enterprise at LCF), Lenique Louis (Jewellery Designer), Juliet Warkentin (Sylistpick). Chair: Paul Bay (founder, citizenguild & citizenbay).

Watch the Session here.

13.00 - 14.00: LUNCH: 3D Printing Exhibition and Fashion Start Up Expo

14.00 - 14.30: Session 5. Keynote Presentation

Speaker: Emma Jones (Enterprise Nation & StartUp Britain)

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14.30 - 15.00: Session 6. Insight From The Online Landscape

Understand your customers; this session will look at how brands are perceived online and tips to go above and beyond the norm in finding out all you need to know about your market.
Speaker: Melania Ex (Human Digital). Chair: Kathryn Corrick

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15.00 - 15.30: Session 7. Running Your Business: Problem Solving Session

The audience takes charge of the agenda by breaking into smaller conversations to ‘air and flare’ the themes and challenges they face in running a fashion business. Pose questions, make comments, stir debate. All of which will be put back to experts to handle!
Moderators: Kathryn Corrick and Dhana Mahendran (Co-founder, citizenguild)

Watch the session here.

15.30 - 16.00: Coffee Break 

16.00 - 16.50: Session 8. Facilitating Fashion

This session will signpost the kind of places that can move you onwards and upwards on the highway to success and look at the new ways enterprising ideas are facilitating getting creative ideas into fashion on the street.
Speakers: Jo Wiggins (Asos Marketplace), Nigel Whiteoak (Style Nibble), Rachel Hurn Maloney (Lyst), Dean Fankhauser (Nuji), Stefan Siegel (Not Just A Label). Chair: Chitra Buckley (Course Director, MA Fashion Enterprise, LCF).

Watch the session here.

16.50 - 17.00: Round up, Kathryn Corrick

Photo (cc) Flora Bartlett