It's about time someone took a political interest in fashion, and we are delighted to say friend of 55, journalist Olivia Pinnock is holding the reigns.
Aiming to empower individuals to make choices through educated dialogue, there are a series of debates planned at Condé Nast College of Fashion and Design for the spring, which will touch on the un-glamorous side to the fabulous fashion industry.
The evening events will be open to consumers as well as the fashion industry, and promise a lively debate on issues including sweatshop labour, racism, body image and feminism, with guest speakers all holding professional positions within the industry, so great for networking too.
With Carry Somers, Founder of Fashion Revolution confirmed for the first event, along with Stella Heng of Sports Philosophy, the discussion promises to be lively and informative, and Olivia hopes that will inspire the attendees with relevant information and knowledge to make informed decisions and change for the better.
On her commitment to the programme, Olivia says “I love fashion but there are so many problems within the industry- I was tired of feeling like these issues were out of my hands and I wanted to create a space where people didn’t just come to complain, but came to feel inspired and empowered. I want people to feel like they can be a part of the change, and revolutionise the industry for the better.”
The first Fashion Debate challenges sweatshop labour and takes place at 7-9pm on 19th May at Condé Nast College of Fashion and Design
The event is open to all and tickets can be purchased for £10 at www.thefashiondebates.com
See you there.
Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design
16-17 Greek Street, London, W1D 4DR
By Sara Darling