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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
Lara Videiro, Co-Founder at Chic by Choice
Lara Vidreiro is co-founder of Chic by Choice, Europe’s leading luxury rental marketplace allowing women to rent the world's best items sourced from brands and e-commerce platforms at a fraction of the retail price.
Lara was able to raise €520k investment for the venture at the age of 23. The success of Chic by Choice later led to another €1.5m of investment to continue to grow the company in the UK and Germany.
In July 2015, the company acquired Laremia, a German dress rental competitor, which already represents 20% of the company's revenue.
In little more than 2 years, Chic by Choice is established as the leading dress rental platform shipping to more than 15 countries in Europe and with outstanding month on month growth. Lara currently manages a team of 20 with offices in London and Lisbon.
Follow Chic by Choice @chicbychoiceworld
The evening will be moderated by Lu Li, Founder and CEO of Blooming Founders.
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