Speakers

Renown industry players who have panelled our fashion forums, sharing their valuable insights in aspects relating to fashion, business of fashion and the industry on a whole.

Barbara Wilson

Christelle Noviaire-Domec

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Devyn Abdullah

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Didier De Villiers

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Elena Bara

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Gianmarco Morazonni

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Hilary Alexander

Hilary Alexander, OBE (born 1946) is a New Zealand-born British journalist and former fashion director of the Daily Telegraph. She was twice named Journalist of the Year (1997 and 2003) in the British Fashion Awards. She is editor-at-large for Hello Fashion Monthly and freelances as a stylist and broadcaster.

Alexander began her career as a journalist at the age of 16 as a trainee reporter for the Manawatu Evening Standard, before becoming a reporter for two national Broadsheets in New Zealand. She continued to work as a journalist in Australia for the Ballarat Courier and the Wollongong Mercury, before becoming the fashion editor of The China Mail and features editor of the Hong Kong Standard based in Hong Kong. She became the fashion editor of the Daily Telegraph in January 1985 before becoming fashion director in 2003.

Jaime Perlman

Jaime Perlman Studio is a creative direction agency and consultancy which shapes bespoke campaigns for leading global fashion brands and independent labels.

Jaime Perlman began her career in New York, working with Anna Wintour at American Vogue. In 2005, she relocated to London to be Art Director, and eventually Creative Director of British Vogue. During her tenure she built close creative relationships with photographers Alasdair McLellan, Angelo Pennetta, Colin Dodgson, Craig McDean, Glen Luchford, Harley Weir, Jamie Hawkesworth, Josh Olins, Mert and Marcus, Nick Knight, Oliver Hadlee-Pearch, Paolo Roversi, Patrick Demarchelier, Tim Walker and Tyrone Lebon.

Digital content is also a passion for Jaime, she has art directed and commissioned films for Vogue Video and for commercial clients. In 2009 she launched one of the world's first Fashion Film platforms, TEST, where she collaborated with young British fashion designers making films to promote their seasonal collections. She is also a leading authority on fashion film, and has been a panel member for the British Fashion Council's Fashion Film initiative. She has done talks about fashion and moving image in Beijing, Singapore, New York and London.

Jessica A

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Kathryn Ferguson

Belfast born Kathryn Ferguson is an award-winning Film Director, Selfridges Resident Film Director & Fashion Film Research Fellow at London College of Fashion, currently living and working in London.

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She has made many films for fashion designers, international brands and musicians including Chloe, Amnesty International, Selfridges, Vogue, Air France, Dev Hynes & Neneh Cherry, Nike, Sinead O'Connor, Sony, Lady Gaga and SHOWstudio. Kathryn creatively re-imagines storytelling by stretching the conventions of cinema verite. Her work is focused around creating more positive representations of women, looking at themes of identity and diverse casting within fashion, music and advertising. Her films have been screened globally on platforms such as the BBC, Nowness and i-D and at film festivals around the world. In 2017 Kathryn was awarded a Gold Creative Bravery Award at the Kinsale Shark Awards for her Amnesty International Film "25 Annoying Things" and a Vimeo Staff Pick for her film 'Incredible Machines'. Kathryn's newest short film "Taking The Waters" will launch at film festivals from early June 2018.

Rana Wehbe

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Rebekah Roy

Rebekah Roy is one of London's top fashion stylists and creative consultants. She is a unique stylist due to her abilities to communicate ideas, to collaborate with different levels of the industry and a range of practitioners and to incorporate a cultural understanding of fashion into her work.

Rebekah works extensively with cutting edge fashion designers and styles catwalk shows each London Fashion Week season as well for cultural organisations such the Southbank Centre and Bath in Fashion. She's styled commercial catwalk shows for Harrods, Royal Ascot, Bjorn Borg, Clarks and The Ford Supermodel of the World competition. She's consulted for the brands Sarah Angold, Mimpikita, Wonderluk and Azza Fahmy as well as for larger brands such as Kate Spade and Wella.

Rebekah believes in supporting bright young talent and growing an inclusive international fashion industry. In addition to her involvement on selection panels for UK young talent platforms Fashion Scout and Graduate Fashion Week, this passion has taken her around the world working with designers, fashion weeks and international organisations, including the British Council, Lagos Fashion and Design Week, Jakarta Fashion Week, Skopje Fashion Week, Riyadh Fashion Days and Singapore Digital Fashion Week. Through mentorship, workshops, collaborative projects and lectures on topics such as branding, blogging and styling, Rebekah has brought a cross-cultural understanding to fashion in emerging fashion industries as well as back to the UK.

Simone Heng

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The Analog Girl

Valerio Mezzanotti

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Valerio Nappi

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Yvette King

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