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IRL: Talks We've Heard About Via Social Media

Discover the upcoming talks that are creating a buzz on social media.

© Faye and Erica Toogood via FEIT

Influencers have fast become an essential part of many a brand marketing strategy. This ask-me-anything session will cover topics including; why influencer marketing is so important, how to create successful campaigns, and the pros and cons of using influencers.

Fashion forecasting can make or break a brand, which is why its important to know your stuff when it comes to analytics. During this talk, industry expert Geraldine Wharry will explore how to discover and predict trends, why its key to the fashion industry and how you can start a career as a fashion trend forecaster.

If you're passionate about ethical fashion then this is the talk for you. With an emphasis on ethical knitwear; designer Katie Jones will share her top tips for creating and designing your own ethical label. Katie's work is currently featured in the Fashioned From Nature Exhibition at the V&A.

Long-admired fashion historian Ambar Butchart will take you on a historical journey, spotlighting Jane Austen. The 18th Century was a revolutionary period for France which affected both society and style, heavily influencing Austen's work. This is not to be missed.

Faye and Erica Toogood – 5th November

British designers Faye and Erica Toogood are famed for their unique blend of high fashion, art and culture. The sisters, who cofounded Studio Toogood, will talk about their approach to fashion design, and how they create hardwearing pieces that are both practical and sculptural.

Words by Dan Carbone

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