POP-UP STORE DESIGNERS CLOSET & THE LAGOM CONCEPT

Samata to take part in an evening of sustainable and fashionable Christmas shopping…

Prepare for more than just a pop-up store… The evening will be an experience of influencers and panelists who will discuss how the fashion industry is changing. Combining emerging and exclusive brands to shop, the Lagom Concept will host interesting discussions about the latest trends in the fashion industry including sustainability, digital influence, and women empowerment. Samata will speak on Thursday 6th December, find out more here and reserve your space.

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It's time to dust off the old speaking microphone! It's been ages since I took part in a talk about fashion and empowerment. I am pleased to support @TheLAGOMConcept and @N7FUK. I am super proud of all that Alessandra is creating with LAGOM – a space for emerging designers and empowering brands. She sent me the nicest email, we connected and I said what the heck! ▫️▫️ I will be doing some giveaways of FDRBook but most importantly talking about my new project which launches on 4th December (more to come on that…). I hope to see my London based followers there. It will be bang in the middle of East London. Link in bio and slide right…for shopping // live music // spa // nail bar //massages // drinks // networking 🙌🏾 _______________________________________________________ #FDRBook #Knowledge

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Author Sessions

Samata will be offering  10 Skype sessions over the next few weeks of August for emerging designers and creatives.

The Fashion Designer’s Resource Book by Samata provides readers with a comprehensive overview of the fashion industry as a global business, combined with an insider’s understanding of the creative process and the lifestyle of a fashion entrepreneur. The author offers guidance, pointing readers towards a fulfilling career in a competitive and complex industry. The range of pertinent topics covered include working in the industry as a fashion designer, business planning, selling your brand, networking, managing your manufacturer, using social media, emotional wellbeing and eco fashion. Over the past few weeks, a few people have reached out to us about the Fashion Designer’s Resource Book, with specific questions about the fashion industry, sustainability and everything else that the book covers. Contact us here for more information regarding availability, rates and more if you would like to grab a slot.

Ravensbourne Talk

Ravensbourne

Berkeley Bold Interview

Samata sat down with Josephine Elliott, Editor in Chief of Berkeley Bold, at Berkeley College​ in New York City. The official student lifestyle magazine interview covered a range of topics – sustainable fashion, the Oscars, Red Carpet Green Dress​, The Fashion Designer’s Resource Book and the age old question, ‘How do we make eco cool?’.

Fashion university chair Joshua Williams included the interview in his letter of address here; watch the full interview below.

Industry Partner Awards: Inspirational Speaker – Samata

Samata has been highly commended in the Inspirational Speaker category as part of the LCF Careers Industry Partner Awards.

The Awards celebrate all the work businesses and industry insiders have done with LCF students, find out more about the honour here.

Stephen Perse ‘Inspire Me’ Series

Alumna Samata was invited to join Sir Gregory Winter (father of alumna), Dr Sarah Boxall (alumna) and Dr Harren Jhoti, addressing over 200 students, parents and alumni for the Stephen Perse ‘Inspire Me: Entrepreneurship and Innovation’ event. The Stephen Perse (formally Perse School for Girls) ‘Inspire Me’ events aim to engage and inspire our students, parents, staff and alumni.

Read about the event here.

Central St Martins Talk

French private school of fashion ESMOD-Paris, or the École supérieure des arts et techniques de la mode, organised the ‘London Fashion Insider’ program as an opportunity for international students to get insight into fashion within the capital city. Curated by the French design school, founded in Paris in 1841 by the master tailor Alexis Lavigne, the three-day course was taught at Central Saint Martins by Osman Ahmed with guest lectures on-site.

Students were treated to lectures on the history of London fashion, off site visits to the V&A, Portobello Road and a visit to the Charlie May design studio.