Women in Fashion panel
On Friday of Week 2 OxWIB held our first panel of Trinity term: Women in Fashion.
We heard from three successful women working in fashion media, design and entrepreneurship who all gave brilliant advice to our members.
Lauren Indvik, fashion editor of the Financial Times. Lauren leads the FT's style coverage online and in print. Prior to joining the FT in 2020, she co-founded and edited Vogue Business, an industry-focussed spin-off of the globally recognised fashion bible, and was the editor-in-chief of New York-based fashion news site Fashionista from 2013 to 2015. A native of southern California, she holds a BA in English Literature from Dartmouth College and resides in London with her dog Piper.
Iretidayo Zaccheaus, student at the University of Manchester and founder of Street Souk, the first streetwear convention in Nigeria. The convention aims to provide a platform for upcoming and established African brands to showcase their products and reach a wider audience. Iretidayo has also collaborated with Virgil Abloh, CEO of Off-White, to create a limited-edition shirt celebrating young Nigerian women.
Bethany Williams, sustainable fashion designer, humanitarian and artist. After graduating with a BA in Critical Fine Art Practice at Brighton University and receiving an MA at The London College of Fashion in Menswear, Williams launched her label in 2017 with a mission to create positive social and environmental change in the world. Since its inception, the label has grown exponentially, establishing itself as a leading figure in the fashion industry when it comes to setting sustainability standards. This year, Williams was a finalist for the International Woolmark Prize and announced as the recipient of the BFC Vogue Fashion Fund 2021.
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