Meet the Makers: Women Innovators in Fashion, Art and Fizz, in association...

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Join The Women’s Chapter and Telegraph Women for an inspirational evening highlighting the journeys of three phenomenal women, who are innovating in their respective spheres of fashion, art and wine.

Headline speaker Jane Lewis, founder and designer of luxury British label Goat will be sharing the story of how she has taken her quintessentially English clothing brand global. Fifteen years ago, the understated luxury that Jane so craved wearing was nowhere to be found. And so, with no formal design training, she decided to create her own. Today, Goat is a global brand that quietly dresses influential women from Fashion Buyers, Editors, Critics to CEO’s as well as celebrities such as Lana del Ray, Michelle Doherty, Laura Bailey, Victoria Beckham, Sienna Miller, Emilia Fox, Gwyneth Paltrow and Keira Knightley.

We will also be treated to an exclusive view of the Goat Fashion High Summer Collection, with Jane talking us through her favourite pieces.

Our drink of choice for the evening will be Thomson & Scott’s Skinny Champagne and Prosecco, introduced by the revolutionary brand’s founder Amanda Thomson. Skinny is currently disrupting the wine industry and Amanda, will sharing her insights as to why.

The talk and Q&A will be hosted by Telegraph Women editor Claire Cohen at Bowman Sculpture Gallery, set against the backdrop of an exclusive view of sculptor Emily Young’s current exhibition of breathtaking pieces. Emily is widely considered to be Britain’s greatest living stone sculptor and will be flying in from Italy for the evening.

This glamorous, inspiring evening will be an opportunity to engage with women at the forefront of their industries, network with true peers and indulge your creative interests in the fashion and art on show. Not to be missed!

Tickets are complimentary but registration is essential as places are limited.

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Jane Lewis, Founder and Designer, Goat Fashion

Jane Lewis is the quintessential self-made British woman and a working mother of three, who perfectly embodies the brand she has created. Ten years ago, the individual, understated luxury that Jane so craved wearing was nowhere to be found. And so, with no formal design training, she decided to create her own. An eight-piece mini capsule collection later, Goat was born. Goat, so called because a few of those initial pieces were made from cashmere, was soon established as the go-to label for effortless chic. Today, Goat is a brand that quietly dresses influential women from Fashion Buyers, Editors, Critics to CEO’s as well as celebrities such as Lana del Ray, Michelle Doherty, Laura Bailey, Victoria Beckham, Sienna Miller, Emilia Fox, Gwyneth Paltrow and Keira Knightley.

With a flagship store on Conduit Street, Goat now has 50 stockists across the UK and US including Matches Fashion and Saks Fifth Avenue.

http://www.goatfashion.com/

Amanda Thomson, CEO and Founder of Thomson & Scott Skinny Wines

Amanda was raised sugar free by a health-conscious mother who taught her that sugar was the devil. As it turns out, she was right! When she grew up, she fell in love with Champagne and was compelled to create a Skinny Wines portfolio for those who want to drink something beautifully crafted but with the benefit of no/low added sugar. After a successful career as an Arts Broadcaster at the BBC, Amanda moved to Paris and studied for a Diploma in Wine at the renowned Le Cordon Bleu School before launching her own range - Thomson & Scott Skinny Fizz, including the original Thomson & Scott Skinny Champagne and Thomson & Scott Skinny Prosecco.

Amanda has developed a fast-growing reputation as an entrepreneur disrupting the wine world's approach to no and low sugar Champagnes and sparkling wines.

http://www.thomsonandscott.com/

Emily Young, Sculptor

Emily Young is widely considered to be “Britain’s greatest living stone sculptor.” Emily was born in London into a family of writers, artists, politicians and adventurers. Her grandmother was the sculptor Kathleen Scott, a colleague of Auguste Rodin and widow of the explorer Captain Scott of the Antarctic. As a young woman, Emily Young worked primarily as a painter, having studied briefly at Chelsea School of Art, Central Saint Martins London, and Stonybrook University, New York. She left London in the late 60s, and spent the next years living and travelling in the USA, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, South America and China. It was during these travels, whilst encountering an extensive range of cultures, that she developed her broad view of art and its history.

In the early 1980s Emily Young started carving in stone, raiding quarries and stone yards for stone from all around the world.

The primary objective of her stone sculpture is to bring the natural beauty and energy of stone, including its capacity to embody human consciousness, to the fore. Her sculptures have unique characters due to each individual stone’s geological history and its geographical source. In her combination of traditional carving skills with technology, she produces work which marries the contemporary with the ancient, manifesting a unique, serious and poetic presence.

http://www.bowmansculpture.com/contemporary/artist/emily_young/

The evening will be hosted at Bowman Sculpture Gallery, the the foremost gallery in the world for sculpture by Auguste Rodin.

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