London Fashion Week officially kicks off today in the capital, and although tickets for the shows are reserved for industry professionals and famous clotheshorses, it’s still possible to get in on the action with via a series of fashion talks at Condé Nast College of Fashion and Design.
Held just around the corner from the Brewer Street LFW hub and with topics including careers in fashion from stylist to casting agent, fashion history and the impact of digital media on fashion it’s an ideal starting point for anyone looking to get into the industry, or just those with an interest in all things stylish. Best of all, tickets are absolutely free!
Fantastic Fashion Careers
Saturday 19th September at 4.30pm
Join our panel of industry insiders including stylists, producers, trend forecasters and casting agents, with Angus Munro, Casting Agent; Lisa Gregg, Vice President of Marketing at American Express; Liz Matthews, PR & Agent; Mickey Boardman, Editorial Director of Paper Magazine; Sarah Shotton, Creative Director of Agent Provocateur, and Stavros Karelis, Founder and Buying Director of Machine-A as they discuss working in the fashion industry from their individual perspectives.
Craft and Creativity in a Digital World
Sunday 20th September at 12.30pm
As the online world continues to dominate every aspect of daily life, Lauren Bowker,THE UNSEEN; Zowie Broach, RCA; Gary Card, Set Designer, and Paul Tierney, Journalist; explore the importance of craft and tactile experiences in a digital age.
Five Decades of Fashion and Art
Monday 21st September at 12.30pm
London Fashion Week legend and cultural icon, Zandra Rhodes will be joined by artist and long term friend, Duggie Fields to discuss the changing landscape of fashion and art through the last 50 years. Chaired by acclaimed journalist and fashion commentator, Caryn Franklin MBE.
From Foundation to Fashion Week with Peter Pilotto
Tuesday 22nd September at 2pm
Join Peter Pilotto and business partner, Christopher de Vos, as they share their story and provide advice for people interested in a career in fashion design with Vanity Fair’s Elizabeth Saltzman.
Talks will be held daily from Friday 18th – Tuesday 22nd September 2015. Register for tickets here.
Where: Conde Nast College of Fashion & Design, 16-17 Greek Street, London, W1D 4DR.