London College of Fashion Hosts Success Talks: Vanessa Kingori & Emile Vidal Carr

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18 Oct 2016

6.30pm to 9pm


London College of Fashion are proud to continue their partnership with Success Talks to host the second talk in the series.

Putting a fresh spin on traditional panel conversations, ‘London College of Fashion hosts Success Talks’ features industry experts delivering short talks on new and exciting topics.

Topics on the night will include Managing a Business Whilst Studying, What You Must Know About Your Business Partner and 'Traditional Skills in a Digital Age.'

In addition to hearing from our guest speakers, the evening will include a question and answer session and our ‘Student Spotlight’ feature which will give selected individuals the opportunity to take to the stage. The evening will end with a networking drinks. 

We are delighted to announce the following speakers for this very special evening:

Vanessa Kingori

Vanessa Kingori has worked for the world’s most prestigious magazine publishing house, Conde Nast UK, for the last 7 years and has enjoyed unprecedented success during her tenure. Her most recent promotion, in March 2015, saw Vanessa appointed Publisher of British GQ magazine, as well as the full portfolio of GQ platforms in Britain. This milestone makes her the first ever female head of the male dominated brand in a quarter of a century, the first and only black Publisher in Conde Nast UK’s 100-year history, as well as the youngest serving Publisher within the company.  

With extensive media experience, she has developed a finesse for ensuring media platforms are commercially excellent and successful, and as a result, she is a regular public speaker within her industry. Her varied roles have afforded her unique access and insight into the business operations of some of the world’s most successful and prestigious luxury brands, which means she is particularly well networked, and passionate about extending her connections to those without the same level of access.

She has a keen interest in youth development, and in her role as Visiting Fellow at the University of the Arts London, Vanessa supports students through panel discussions, and project evaluations.

Vanessa was awarded an MBE on the Queens 90th birthday honours list this June.

Emile Vidal Carr

Emile Vidal Carr is fresh from working on the technical team for Alexander McQueen and Hussein Chalayan collections for Paris Fashion Week, and has now launched his own premium fashion label: Emile Vidal Carr®. Upon graduating from the prestigious London College of Fashion, Carr designed a range for high street and online giants including Topshop and ASOS. 

Launched in 2013, the Emile Vidal Carr® collection was inspired by Carr’s passion for architecture and the desire to create structured, wearable, fashion for women crafted from technical fabrics. Carr’s first premium collection was constructed from soundproofing fabric, which is something he plans on returning to for his next collection. 

Carr has worked on collections for Roland Mouret, Victoria Beckham, Erdem, Peter Pilotto and Kanye West. In 2008 Carr was one of 20 designers chosen to take part in New York Fashion Week. He was also part of the UK technical team that provided the 2012 Australian Olympic team uniforms. Carr’s designs have been spotted on the likes of MOBO awards founder, Kanya King, MBE and co-worked on a dress for presenter Tess Daly for an appearance on Strictly Come Dancing.

*Exact timings are subject to change

Please note that pictures and video will be taken for promotional/educational use.

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