Breakthrough in Fashion: March 21st 2016



Creative Industry Hub is holding ‘Breakthrough in Fashion,’ a one day all-you-need-to-know conference for fashion designers, sponsored by FashionUnited, i.LEVEL Software and FASHIONbasecamp.

We built ‘Breakthrough in Fashion’ specifically to support and educate independent fashion designers. If you’re a designer who is looking to build a successful fashion brand, our event will educate and equip you with the knowledge, skills and tools you need to break through as an independent designer.

For our next event at Central Working in Whitechapel, London on 21st March 2016, we’ve invited some of Britain’s top fashion experts to inform and educate you through a carefully selected range of workshops including PR, Marketing, eCommerce, Manufacturing & Distribution, Trend Forecasting, Building Retail Environments, Blogging, the Buying Process, and more.

Whether you’re a fashion design graduate, an emerging designer who is looking to set up their own brand, or an established designer who’s already had a head start in the industry, as long as you have a passion for improving your success as a fashion designer, this is the event for you.

We’ll also have a dedicated networking-breakout room so you can network with your peers and make those all-important connections, as well as meet our expert guest speakers. We’ve confirmed:

Nigel Oddy (CEO, House of Fraser): ‘Building Success and Growth in Fashion Retail’

Paul Costelloe (Fashion Designer) ‘The Story of a Successful Fashion Designer’

Michael Sheridan (CEO, Sheridan & Co): ‘Designing A Captivating Retail Environment’

Lauretta Roberts (Director of Brand and Propositions at WGSN/Managing Director and Editor in Chief at The Industry): ‘Keeping Up With The Latest Fashion Trends’

Shailina Parti (Buying and Merchandising Director at Jigsaw UK) ‘What Fashion Buyers Look For, And How To Approach Them’

Valérie Eldenmalm (Ecommerce Expert/Former Chief Digital Officer at a Leading Luxury Fashion House, and Former Buying Director Ecommerce at Ralph Lauren) ‘How To Maximise Sales On Your Website And Build Effective Ecommerce Strategies’

Laetitia Wajnapel (Founder/Blogger at Mademoiselle Robot): ‘Creating A Successful Online Story’

Kate Hills (Managing Director at Make It British/Meet the Manufacturer): ‘From Design to Production: How to Work With UK Manufacturers’

Araminta Sheridan (Founder at Araminta Marketing): ‘How To Market Your Fashion Brand Effectively’

Alex Babahmadi (PR Manager at Amanda Wakeley): ‘Importance of Strategic PR to Garner Great Press Coverage’

Tamsin Lejeune (CEO at Ethical Fashion Forum and ‘Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion’