There's an exciting new addition to the show this season, the Dot to Dot workshops!
We are so pleased to announce the 3 speakers taking part to share their wisdom in an informal setting. Each talk takes place at the Crypt on the Green during our A/W19 show.
We have carefully selected the speakers to cover a range of topics we feel are important at this time including Brexit and Sustainability. Each session is 45 minutes long with 15 minutes for Q&A at the end so get your questions at the ready!
Sessions are ticketed at £11 and open to the public, please click the link for each session if you would like to take part.
Laurian Davies MBE
Laurian is the International Business Manager at UKFT (UK Fashion & Textile Association, the trade association for the UK fashion and textile industry). UKFT is financed and run by the industry and is also the skills and training body for the industry, helping to develop apprenticeships and training programmes for all parts of our industry, from saddlery to top end tailoring.
Laurian began her career in Harrods, aged 3! “where my late mother was a buyer and needed people to entertain me on a Saturday morning – and I was very good at putting tickets on the scarves!” and worked for Courtaulds before moving to UKFT to advise designers and brands on marketing and exports. She was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018, for “Services to young fashion entrepreneurs and exporters”, on 16th November 2018 from HRH the Prince of Wales.
Fiona is a colour and trends consultant for brands and retailers working on bespoke projects. She is a regular speaker at events and a member of the British Textile Colour Group. With extensive industry experience, she has headed up teams at WGSN, Paul Smith and Uniqlo.
Tze Ching Yeung
Tze Ching is the founder and creative director of Jake and Maya, a sustainable kids fashion brand, first launched in 2009.
Tze Ching, driven by her mission to reduce the environmental impact that our kids clothing has on the environment, takes pride in promoting and providing solutions for the most sustainable kids clothing possible. She frequently guest-blogs about this subject and is a contributor for Tangereen, an online fashion magazine, to help inspire the next generation to become more conscious consumers.
Recently, Tze Ching successfully launched a Kickstarter campaign, promoting Kids Clothing that Grow. It was extensively supported and featured in both Sustainability press as well as more mainstream media like Mashable and CNN.
Tze Ching lives in Wiltshire with her children and a handful of pets and acts as a volunteer for local refugee programs.
Human and Earth profit is what drives Tze Ching forward.