29.01.2018

Fashion Capital Meet Up and The Big Black Sofa conversation

The Fashion Capital meet up returns to the Fashion Capital HQ on Tuesday 13th February 2018.
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The FC meet up is a networking and showcasing event held every quarter of the year, it is an opportunity for fashion designers and fashion entrepreneurs to engage with each other. Alongside networking, individuals also have the chance to listen in to ‘The Big Black Sofa Conversation’ with CEO Jenny Holloway and a Fashion Icon. On the evening of Tuesday 13th, ‘The Big Black Sofa Conversation’ will be held at the Fashion Capital headquarters with Jenny and Shailina Patel, Buying and Merchandising director at Jigsaw.

Shailina began her career in the fashion industry in 1989 as a graduate trainee at Jaeger, steadily rising up to Head of Buying for Jaeger Womenswear. During her time at Jaeger, Shailina was able to launch; Jaeger London in 2005, Jaeger Black in 2007 and Jaeger’s first catwalk collection in 2008. Due to the huge success of all three brands, Shalina was appointed as Brand Director at Jaeger in 2008 where she was an Executive Board Director with Trade and P&L responsibility. Shailina was also the Design and Buying Director for Monsoon, she was responsible for strategically redefining the product offer for the UK and international markets.

Throughout the years her career progressed immensely and was appointed Head of Buying and Merchandising at Jigsaw in 2014. Jigsaw is one of the few remaining family owned fashion retailers, retaining a successful multi-channel presence on the British high street and internationally. In a challenging market, Jigsaw has thrived through multiple trends and has refreshed the offer and store portfolio enabling a sustainable and profitable growth within the company.

Shailina will be discussing the experiences she’s had within her career over the twenty five years of working in the industry. Shailina will discuss how to overcome the dynamics of the fashion industry, guests will also be able to engage in an informal Q&A with Jenny and Shailina.

To register your interest email: jenni@fashioncapital.co.uk