Back by popular demand - the Fashion Means Business: Fashion Talks launched last Wednesday with an inspiring talk from footwear founder, Stuart Weitzman. We have now added more industry speakers to this popular Wednesday lunchtime series, where industry professionals continue to share their expertise at a time when we can feel quite isolated from the world of fashion. You can also replay some of the previous talks on our Fashion Means Business YouTube playlist.
Fashion Talks: Old ways won't open new doors
Wednesday 25 November, 1pm - 2pm
Covid-19 has had a huge impact on the supply chain, magnifying some of the flaws in the traditional fashion business model. Annika Howse has 20+ years’ experience in end-to-end Supply Chain Management, including production planning, sourcing, inventory management & order fulfilment operations. The talk will outline different supply chain designs that can positively balance the economic, social and environmental impact of the fashion industry. Passionate about implementing the UN SDG’s into business supply chains, all whilst maintaining profitability, Annika created Altrubi in 2018.
A New Reality: Disruption, Resilience and Opportunity for Retailers in 2021
Wednesday 2 December, 1pm - 2pm
In 2020, the global pandemic introduced unparalleled challenges and disruption to the fashion industry. Retailers and brands already experiencing competitive inroads from all sides, faced instantaneous changes to how they executed operations and how consumers shopped. But with this disruption has come impressive organizational resilience and innovation. In this session, Bamboo Rose VP of Marketing, Nate Fleming, will discuss how fashion clients as well as the broader industry are reacting, innovating, and succeeding despite unprecedented challenges in 2020 and beyond.
Fashion Talks: Freya Vermander from PVH
Wednesday 9 December, 1pm - 2pm
The recent Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the fashion industry, one of the biggest industries in the world, generating $2.5 trillion in global annual revenues before the pandemic. With governments taking different approaches as to how to contain the virus and limit its spread, lockdown measures and the decline in consumer confidence has disrupted economies across the globe. Fashion brands have been forced to re-think their business strategy as Covid-19 pandemic acts as a catalyst for change. Freya will give insights into the actions taken by Tommy Hillfiger and Calvin Klein in recent months in an attempt to alleviate the challenges they have faced and protect their business.