Preparing for international shows can be a daunting and time consuming process if you have not done your homework. We are delighted to welcome industry experts to discuss the challenges and how best to prepare before showing your work in the key fashion and accessory markets of Paris and Japan.
Director, Colour Conversations
Anne has spent her career in the international world of colour, textiles and fashion. In addition to giving trend presentations over many years to Scottish creative companies, Anne has led on specialist design trade missions to Japan, Russia, Korea and Brazil.
Adam Mansell is Chief Executive Officer of the UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT), representing UK businesses from spinning, weaving and knitting right through to the catwalk. Adam has links to every part of the industry from design, fabric and component suppliers, wholesalers, brands, manufacturers and retail.
International Business Director, UKFT
Paul Alger is International Business Director at the UK Fashion & Textile
Association and has worked in the industry for nearly 30 years. Since 1989
he has worked with UK designers and manufacturers in the fashion and
textile industry, offering business advice and support, particularly relating to
international business and trade shows.
Director, AQ Markets
Angela Quaintrell has over 30 years’ experience in high fashion retail. Quaintrell was the head buyer at luxury department store Liberty for fourteen years and was one of the first to buy McQueen at the earlier stages of his career. She currently works with young designers and growing fashion companies to develop their business models and selling strategies.