Hosted by Louise Pickles, Head of Fashion at Bath Spa University, this event is a must for anyone who has ever thought about working in fashion. Whether you are studying at college or university, fancy a career change, or just love fashion, this should prove to be a lively and insightful event. There are many different and varied careers within the fashion industry and this event will give you the opportunity to hear from a panel of industry professionals how they got started, what their jobs entail, key attributes needed, and much more – as well as opportunity to ask your own questions.
This years panel includes:
Monica Ross: MD Luxury knitwear label Chinti & Parker
Monica has many years of experience, and is highly respected within the luxury sector of fashion, working in the Buying and Merchandising side of fashion.
Previous roles include:
Burberry: Director of Accessories, Head of Childrenswear & Shoes, Vice President of Digital Commerce
Selfridges: Buying & Merchandising Director Womenswear, Accessories and Childrenswear and the same role for Menswear.
House of Fraser: Director of Planning: Home & Accessories, and Concessions Director.
Chloe Jones: River Island
Chloe Jones won the Graduate Fashion Week Gold & Womenswear awards in 2012.
She is currently Junior Designer Womenswear Special Projects: Premium line ‘River Island Studio’ and top store ranges ‘River Island Black’
Previously Chloe worked with Matthew Williamson and Tom Ford womenswear as an intern.
Mouchette Bell: Freelance Fashion Stylist
Former model Mouchette worked as a fashion stylist for British Vogue with Anna Wintour in the 1980’s, Fashion Editor for Mademoiselle Magazine in New York, Fashion Editor-at-Large for Elle, and currently works as a freelance stylist for magazines including Elle and Tatler.
Kathryn Roberts: Peter Pilotto,
Kathryn graduated from Bath Spa in 2014 with a love of creative pattern cutting.
She is currently Junior Pattern Cutter for Peter Pilotto and was lucky enough to get some of her styles in the show at Fashion Week “I was completely exhausted after fashion week but it was incredible and totally worth it!”
On graduating Kathryn worked for Karen Millen as the Pattern Room Assistant, and interned in the pattern room at Roland Mouret.
Sarah Dallas: Knitwear Designer and Senior Tutor in Fashion and Textiles at the Royal College of Art
Sarah established her own company designing and producing knitwear under the Sarah Dallas label and was awarded the British Design Award for Excellence in 1987. She has undertaken extensive consultancy work since this time and established the Fashion Knitwear course at the Royal College of Art in 1989, she has been senior tutor in Fashion and Textiles since 1992.