Fashion Talks was an event at the Fashion Business School Summit 16 were selected BA, MA and MBA (Fashion) students and graduates presented talks on topics pertinent to their study and the wider fashion business.
Executive MBA (Fashion) graduate Julie Man opened the Fashion Talks with her presentation Mind Games. LCF News spoke to Julie about her talk, her future plans and what fashion business means to her. You can watch Mind Games on the LCF YouTube channel.
Tell us about your talk…
This talk is about the evolution of retail, and particularly focused on Spaces. My research is based on Third space retail concepts and how they can impact and transform the luxury retail experience for the consumer. In this fast-paced industry, the talk proposes we need to focus on discovering new strategies and creative concepts in fashion retailing to remain competitive. The talk suggests to find new mental spaces, that allowing free form thinking, to opens up new ideas and creative solutions in retailing.
What are your future plans?
I am looking at elevating my career to the next stage, in my areas of interests, creativity, fashion, branding and the business of retail.
How do you think your course and LCF will help you achieve your plans?
As this is an EMBA course, It allows a space to explore my concepts around creativity and business within both the academic and industry environments.
Have you undertaken any work experience or done a placement whilst at LCF? Where and how did you secure this work experience or placement?
I have been working full time and studying full time. The studying has allowed me to put into practice the ideas and knowledge I have gained in the course. My work has allowed me to further weave in my personal insights from a professional view of industry and my own career, and to then input and build the themes and concepts around my final consultancy project.
Have you met or been inspired by any speakers from the industry whilst at LCF?
There have been many speakers that are inspiring and all offer a personal perspective that is valuable in shaping the conversation of the industry as a whole, as well as adding to my own point of view of the topics discussed.
What advice would you give to someone wanting to study your course?
This is a great course for the dedicated busy professional or someone that would genuinely like to learn more about the business side of fashion. It provides a holistic overview on fashion with enough space for you to find and build your own ideas and establish your own understanding of the industry, the complexities and the opportunities within the business for future leaders.
In 5 words please tell us what Fashion Business means to you
Creative, Resilient, Agile, Exciting and Dynamic.
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