“The Changing Face of Fashion – Challenges and Opportunities for Image Professionals”
Saturday 21st September 2019
NVCO, Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London N1 9RL (close to London King’s Cross/St Pancras Stations)
Join us for the UK Image and Style Professionals’ FIPI Voices Conference 2019 – “The Changing Face of Fashion – Challenges and Opportunities for Image Professionals”
Open to members & non-members alike.
What to expect:
- Learn, understand and appreciate how and why fashion purchasing behaviour and retail marketing/sales techniques are changing rapidly due to shifting consumer values and technological advances, and how this will impact where and how image professionals can adapt and thrive in future
- Q&A sessions
- Work together to untangle some of the challenges that Image and Style professionals face
- Network and share your experiences with industry leaders, successful entrepreneurs from the UK & internationally, and see a select group of hand-picked exhibitors showcasing their businesses
The conference is designed for Image Consultants, Personal Fashion Stylists, Personal Shoppers, Wardrobe Consultants, Corporate Image Trainers, Professionals in Image & Style Coaching, Editorial Stylists, Make-Up Artists, Fashion Feng Shui Experts, Etiquette Experts and anyone interested in the Image and Style/Fashion Industry.
Tickets include lunch, refreshments, access to all speakers and a goody bag to take away.
FIPI Members: Earlybird (book by Sunday 30th June) £90; after Sunday 30th June £105
Non-Members: Earlybird (book by Sunday 30th June) £135; after Sunday 30th June £150
Tickets are transferable but not refundable.
Our Amazing Speakers That You Can’t Afford To Miss!
Keynote speaker: Professor Carolyn Mair PhD, Fashion Psychologist – “The Future of Fashion: changes and challenges”
The fashion industry is an important global economy. It touches everyone; as global employer of millions and as designer, producer and retailer of the clothes everyone wears. The fashion industry is becoming increasingly aware of the value of understanding the behaviour of its employees, customers and additional stakeholders. In addition, the industry is under increasing pressure to meet its social responsibilities. There has never been a more important time to bring these two disciplines together. While psychologists can contribute to solving many of the fashion industry’s pressing problems, in this talk, Professor Mair will discuss the relationship between what we wear and our well-being.
Tara Button, Founder & CEO of BuyMeOnce – “A Life Less Throwaway”
Tara Button describes herself as someone who was an impulse shopper drowning in clutter and fast fashion. In 2013 Tara went from depressed spendthrift to fulfilled and calm entrepreneur using a technique she calls ‘mindful curation’ and now lives a “life less throwaway’. She will be talking to us about how this can save money, sanity and the planet, and how empowering people to find their own style can help.
Polly Holman, Lecturer, London College of Fashion – “Are Algorithms, Ai and Avatars the Future of Styling?”
30 years ago Image Consultants and Fashion Magazines were the prime sources for people wanting style advice. Since then the global spread of the Internet and the rise of Social Media has given us new style advisors; the blogger, vlogger and influencer. Today an even more powerful new source is entering the styling market. The session will look at how Algorithms, AI and Avatars are being integrated by retail in order to supply styling solutions to their customers. It will also look at the way AI is being used by the founders of new internet platforms to provide services from UHNW clients to teenagers on a budget. The session will conclude with the opportunities new technology has for members.
Azrene Ahmad, Director and Master Trainer of Imago, Malaysia – “The Rise of Modest Dressing”
With the fast evolution of the fashion industry comes a whole new niche, that of modest dressing. This session will explore the driving force behind the evolution since it is not only the religious who are gravitating towards the need but also people from all walks of life, faiths, cultures and paths. Find out what this means for image consultants and how they can make the relevant changes to include addressing this need in their current fashion and style services, especially in the area of the hijab which is an opportunity that is infrequently tapped into.
Eva May Pearson, Healing Image HI – “How Image Professionals can help survivors of abuse”
Eva May Pearson is a 53 year old wife and mother and founder of “Healing Image Hi”. A survivor of historic abuse from an early age, Eva May tells her story of how working with Image Professionals has impacted so positively on her life, following a complete break-down in the aftermath of a Police investigation left her unable to touch her skin, look at herself or leave her home for 4 years. Through Healing Image HI, Eva May provides an open and honest account through her journey as she sought help with her image. The negative and positive impacts on her life today; five years on. After thirty years of therapy, Eva May discusses why and how her image had become so important to her. Through Healing Image Hi, as Founder, Eva May would like to raise awareness within the industry that they can help people living with trauma and mental health issues and is interested in developing a directory of accessible resources. This is Eva May’s first speech since developing her website “Healing Image HI” and she is looking forward to the sharing of questions and ideas.
Plus our carefully curated conference sponsors and exhibitors.