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The PowerWomen Chat on The Business of Fashion
Mon 6 March 2017, 18:30 – 21:00 GMT
The PowerWomen Chat is an event series about up close and personal conversations with leading women in entrepreneurship, business and investment.
Think about it as a late night show where we'll talk about on work, life and everything else.
Men are welcome. :)
Topic of the month:
The Business of Fashion
Tina Lobondi, Founder & Designer at Tina Lobondi
Tina Lobondi established her Fashion label in Notting Hill in 2011. Combining African heritage with delicate French couture, her designs are up market. The label focuses on class and innovation producing exclusive collections which unveil limited availability and creates an emotional connection to the brand. Tina Lobondi forges a dynamic synthesis of elegance and edginess to shape a striking silhouette with an infinite attention to detail and finish, producing classic and chic ready-to-wear.
From India to Congo, materials are sourced globally and the collections are entirely produced in Paris and London. Fabrics are often printed with Africa-inspired patterns and mixed with precious materials such as silk and organza. The designer's work has been published in press such as Channel 4, Forbes Afrique, ITV, Forbes Woman Africa, Marie-Claire and ELLE Magazine South-Africa, British Soap Awards, LOOK Magazine, OK Magazine, and BBC Africa.
Tina has worked with numerous artists including Grammy Award winner and New York based singer Angelique Kidjo, London based singers Lianne La Havas and X-Factor's Chloe-Jasmine Whichello, and actress Thandie Newton amongst many other public figures.
Follow her @tinalobondi
Kirsty Emery, Co-Founder and Fashion Director at Unmade
Unmade is the platform fashion is built on; the interface between brands, customers and factories. We have developed the technology for industrial customisation, enabling the world’s most innovative brands to manufacture uniquely customised knitwear at scale.
Follow her @unmadestudio
The evening will be moderated by Lu Li, Founder and CEO of Blooming Founders.
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