A Jam Packed Schedule of Events, Seminars & Q&A's

Aside from 100's of your favourite collections, dozens of brand new designers and a jam-packed schedule of catwalks & events, for the first time this season we're delivering an exciting of programme of seminars & Q&A’s.

 

We’ve got the guys from Dolls Kill flying over for the show, in what will be their first visit to a European tradeshow, and we’re super excited to drop into their Q&A’s on Sunday and Monday. We also have seminars from blogger & entrepreneur ReeRee Rockette from the fabulous Rockalily Cuts salon. ReeRee will be discussing the relationship between bloggers & brands, on Sunday & Monday. Monday will also see The Fashion Network lending us their expert skills in dealing with the financial challenges faced by fashion businesses. On Tuesday the Vintage Academy will be offering an specialist insight into launching & growing vintage businesses. Then, to round the show off, Fiona Cartledge will discuss the resurgence of the 90’s & subcultural fashion. See below for the full run down and make sure you don’t miss out! 

 

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SUNDAY 6th SEPTEMBER at 2.00pm

DOLLS KILL USA Q & A #1 – Morgan Brom & Arianna Barrera

Anti-Conformity & World Domination - The Rock n Roll Guide to Successful E-tailing.

US online retail giant Dolls Kill open up in a Q&A, sharing their story in becoming the hottest e-tailer of the moment. Fashion Buyer Morgan Broms & Stylist Arianna Barrera discuss the do’s & don’ts they learnt on the road to success within the online lifestyle fashion retail market – how they got there & where they’re headed next. 

 

MONDAY 7th SEPTEMBER at 12 midday 

DOLLS KILL Q & A #2 – Morgan Brom & Arianna Barrera

Morgan & Arianna return to discuss buying with no holds barred.

Trend forecasts direct from the team at one of the worlds’ most cutting-edge online stores. Fashion Buyer Morgan Broms and Stylist Arianna Barrera of Dolls Kill discuss their insights on trends for the coming season, and their take on trend forecasting direct from for the epicenter of the online retail revolution. www.dollskill.com 

SUNDAY 6th at 4.00pm 

Ree Ree Rockette – Blogger, Huffington Post Columnist & Alternative Salon Owner

Harnessing the Art of Blogging for Fashion Retail Success. 

How & why Brands and Bloggers should collaborate - They just want free stuff, right? Entrepreneur & Blogger extraordinaire ReeRee Rockette lends us her expert knowledge on the blogger universe. This talk will discuss how brands can benefit from blogger interaction and collaboration, and how to go about creating meaningful relationships with relevant bloggers that benefit both parties.www.rockalily.com/blog

 

  

MONDAY 7th at 4.00pm

Ree Ree Rockette – Blogger, Huffington Post Columnist & Alternative Salon Owner

Harnessing the Art of Blogging for Fashion Retail Success. 

How & why Brands and Bloggers should collaborate - They just want free stuff, right? Entrepreneur & Blogger extraordinaire ReeRee Rockette lends us her expert knowledge on the blogger universe. This talk will discuss how brands can benefit from blogger interaction and collaboration, and how to go about creating meaningful relationships with relevant bloggers that benefit both parties.

MONDAY 7th SEPTEMBER at 2pm 

THE FASHION NETWORK: Panel to include Dale Hicks (Chairing) MD at The Fashion Network, Michael Galvin Co-founder of Geniac & Mike Andrew Head of Partnerships Capitalise.

 

Managing Cash Flow & Optimizing Results for Fashion Design & Retail Businesses. 

There are many financial challenges to tackle each season with the constantly changing face of small fast fashion designers & retailers: issues such as funding the design & sample process, pre-selling stock, effectively turning invoices to payments, the investment made in the 'black hole period' between ordering, delivery & sale all throw up unique challenges to any fashion enterprise. This panel will look at ways to best manage the perpetually tricky cash flow process both in house & with external funding providers such as trade finance & factoring. www.thefashionnetwork.co.uk

TUESDAY 8th SEPTEMBER at 12.45pm

Fiona Cartledge & guest Karen Savage - In Celebration of the 80’s & 90’s. A Sub-Cultural Journey.

As a street style & club historian, Fiona will take her place at LondonEdge armed with her amazing archive of authentic photography direct from the 80’s & 90’s and taken by modern day icons such as Jeremy Deller and Gary Wallis amongst others. It features portraits of heroes from planets fashion & music along with her reflections of working with young designers & creatives back in the day. She’ll be discussing the current resurgence of 90’s style as well as looking at London club culture / sub-culture using slides & including her iconic store Sign of the Times.  www.wildlifepress.com

 www.fionacartledge.com   www.karensavage.bigcartel.com  karensavage69@hotmail.com

 

TUESDAY 8th SEPTEMBER at 11.15am

VINTAGE ACADEMY – Kate Beavis & Keeley Harris

The Pleasure and Pain of Growing Your Own Business.

Kate Beavis and Keeley Harris both run their own vintage businesses full time, so that they could escape the rat race, be their own boss and fulfill their dreams. It hasn't always been easy, but it’s always been fun. They formed Vintage Academy in 2013, to share the journey they went on - from having £500 in their pocket and 6 months to prove they could make it to their partners - to now being published authors, winning awards and creating revenue from multiple sources.

 

Today they share their top 5 recommendations that you should consider to grow your business. From creating a brand story, to embracing video and always taking risks, they will inspire you to embrace the pleasure of success while avoiding the pain of failure. www.vintageacademy.co.uk