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Entrepreneurs, Celebrities and Editors: The Fashion & Business Worlds Collide

Hey – I’m Abbie and I’m thrilled to be the newest edition to the marketing team at Speakers Corner. A somewhat recent graduate from the University of Adelaide, I hold two degrees in Commerce and Media. Upon completion I decided to relocate from my small beachside town in South Australia to London. I am please to report that I’m loving it here so far, although it has taken some time to get accustomed to there being more people on the tube in the morning then there are in my entire town!

Dust your ball gown and shine your slippers because it’s London Fashion Week 2019! Where the bold and brave take centre stage, we spy on the front row, and the city hums with excitement. We have the privilege of working with some of the incredible people who have influenced the world of fashion and are putting in big steps to shape the trends of tomorrow.

Entrepreneurs, TV & Radio personalities and editors alike, they all have incredible stories and a wealth of knowledge on business, risk, technology, creativity, motivation and persistence.

Entrepreneurs

Barjis Chohan

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Barjis Chohan is a fashion designer and entrepreneur, and the founder of award-winning, London based design company, BARJIS. She speaks about smashing the glass ceiling, and breaking through ever-present barriers for a Muslim woman making a commercial success in the world of fashion. A story full of inspirational, engaging and exudes sharp creativity, courage and astute business acumen, she is one to listen to.

Alexa Chung

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Global style icon, presenter, model and creator of fashion app Villoid, Alexa Chung is no stranger to the fashion world. Appearing on the cover of Harpers Bazaar, ELLE, Jalouse among other high-profile fashion magazines, she is often referred to as a global style icon. Glamourous and dynamic, Alexa is a brilliant presenter and awards host for cutting edge corporate events.

Safia Minney

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Safia Minney is the founder and director of People Tree, the pioneering 100% Fair Trade and sustainable fashion and lifestyle brand. She focuses on the reality of social injustice and environmental devastation, and shares her passion for social change with companies looking to tap into the ethical space of consumerism in order to build a brand that is both sustainable and profitable.

Roger Saul

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Developing successful brands within the world of innovative farming, luxury hospitality and retail makes Roger a seasoned entrepreneur. But what Roger is best known for, is founding the iconic fashion brand Mulberry. His wealth of experience makes him a captivating speaker whose story is filled with passion, engaging a wide range of audiences.

Alexandra Wilkis-Wilson

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An expert in digital commerce, luxury merchandising and business development, Alexandra Wilkis-Wilson has built three companies that exploit new ways to deliver value to under-served markets and consumers. She specialises in educating companies on the cutting-edge of digital technology, and how they can benefit.

TV & Radio

Patrick Grant

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Patrick is the Creative Director of Norton & Sons and E. Tautz, winner of the British Fashion Council/GQ Designer Menswear Fund, and is the co-presenter of BBC's 'Great British Sewing Bee'. Working with a multitude of designer brands, he has appeared for the past five years in GQ’s 50 Best Dressed Men. Having a wealth of knowledge on the fashion industry, he is one worth listening to.

Henry Holland

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Fashion designer Henry Holland was first catapulted into the fashion limelight with his irreverent ‘fashion groupies’ slogan tees, and his brand 'House of Holland' is now firmly established in the international fashion arena. He has presented Frock Me and The Changing Room, and was a judge on Styled to Rock. Pulling from his experiences and mistakes, he provides insights into the fashion world, career advice on how to break into the industry and is a solid choice for hosting events.

Jonathan Phang

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You might recognise this man from Britain’s Next Top Model, but Jonathan’s career as a manager in the fashion world has spanned over a couple of decades. Most recently mentoring on Britain’s Missing Top Model, a series hoping to challenge the artificial boundaries that exist in the fashion and beauty industries and change attitudes to disabilities. An extensive career on screen makes Jonathan a wonderfully charismatic event facilitator.

Editors

Alexandra Shulman

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Alexandra Shulman is the longest serving editor in British Vogue history, from 1992 to 2017, during which she was awarded many awards including the BSME Editor of the Year, PPA Editor of the Year award 2016, and was granted an OBE in the 2005 New Year's Honours for her services to the magazine industry. Her story is one of being a businesswoman, entrepreneur, cultural figurehead and mother, in twenty-first century Britain intertwined with recounts from her long-standing time at Vogue magazine.

Farrah Storr

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Needing little introduction, Farrah Storr is the award-winning editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan. After leading the magazine through a dramatic new look which ultimately resulted in it becoming the best-selling young women’s title in the UK. Speaking regularly on TV and Radio, and named the 2018 Editor of the Year at the PPA awards, she was also included on The Drums Best 50 Female Speakers in the UK. An excellent moderator, host, presenter speaking on a range of topics including motivation, diversity, media, Asia relations and women’s health, she is on to add to your shortlist.

Whether it’s a keynote speaker, awards host or facilitator, perhaps an after-dinner speaker who can provide an alternate viewpoint on the corporate world, these speakers will be sure to shine. All with fascinating stories and unparalleled knowledge, they will leave a lasting impression on a range of audiences.

For further information or to book a speaker, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk.

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