Sunday, 9 August 2009

Fashion Business Club

Meeting at the Swarovski Crystallized Lounge just off Regent Street opposite Libertys for the latest Fashion Business Club networking afternoon. I was fortunate enough to be invited to attend by co-founder of the club Courtney Blackman and couldn't wait to hear the guest interviewee Malika Dalamal, London Editor of, talk about how she chooses the brands and services they feature and the overall business success of the site.

For those that haven't heard of the Fashion Business Club....
"Very simply, FBC (Fashion Business Club) is a members-only club, created on the basis of bringing bright-minded, fashion business professionals together six times a year at an informal venue to listen, learn and do business together. The ethos of the club is generosity and the desire to share knowledge along with at least two-years’ experience in the fashion business to gain membership.
Members include home-grown and internationals, well-known and aspiring designers, art directors, journalists, photographers, stylists, buyers, brand managers, make-up artists, graphic designers, copywriters, retailers, creative directors, PRs and more."

I attended the event which was filled with really inspiring people-mainly women- from all areas of the creative industries. Attendees included the creative director of Browns Caroline Burstein, illustrator Daisy de Villeneuve, Frances Card former brand director of Cocosa and now director of Frances Card Consultancy, online fashion retail and content consultant Leon Bailey-Green.