Fashion Month in full swing; Storm Chiara and Dennis wont stop us popping up; International Women's Day is almost upon us; 2020 is the time to start thinking scaling + investing in your business. Your Bi-monthly Newsletter for independent designers + brands.
Hello! Welcome to our second issue - I hope you are all having a great week so far. A quick recap of last week's issue; We kicked off our first ever updated newsletter format with an intro on what's to come from LDC this 2020, spotlight events focusing on doing business after Brexit and Scaling your fashion brand withFashion Heaven Inc. (tonight in Soho starting @6pm).
We kicked off February Fashion Week in London with a talk by Common Objective as they launched their Crowdfunding round which is now open. The talk focused on; Scaling Sustainability in the Fashion Industry with a stellar panel chaired by CO's CEO Tamsin, featuring Patrick Duffy, Founder of Global Fashion Exchange, Pallak Seth, Vice Chairman and CEO of PDS Multinational and Mark Langthorne, CEO of Roland Mouret - of course with delicious g&ts by our friends at Foxhole spirits.
We've got some great stuff coming up this March as we celebrate International Women's Day with a special store in the heart of Spitalfields.
Read on to find out more + what's happening in the LDC Community,
Founder + CEO, Rebecca Morter
THE LDC ACCELERATOR
The first month of 2020 is over, and if you haven't signed up to our LDC Accelerator masterclasses, take a look below. We have three interesting classes for you across London and Milan that will help support your business to achieve deeper insight into the fashion industry through in-person events, expert tutorials, resource-sharing amongst the community. Scale your business, how to create a fashion brand and let us keep you up to date with the ever-evolving world of PR. We've got you!
LDC Accelerator x Fashion Heaven Inc: Fashion Founders - How to scale your business 20TH FEBRUARY | 6.30 - 9 PM | 14 - 16 GREAT PULTENEY ST, SOHO, LONDON
Building a brand isn’t easy and knowing how to take your business to the next level is never obvious. This Fashion Heaven Inc. event will bring these realities to the surface, bringing you personalised advice on scaling and investing in your business. It is about the journey, not the destination. Sustainable growth begins organically and evolves through considered strategic moves.
Why is this helpful?
Every business structure is different and as a founder, learning the step by step process and journey of building a brand from expert advisors is invaluable. Meet the Fashion Heaven Inc team and put your brand on the right path to growth.
Fiona Abrahams, Director of Fashion Heaven Inc. @fashionheaveninc "I have an extensive network and deep understanding of the luxury, retail, fashion and creative industries working with businesses of all sizes, across all disciplines to recruit, consult and scale". Read more on the blog.
Sheridans Law (who wrote the above Guest Blog on Trade Marking tips) have asked whether we have any designers or brands out there that might benefit from some legal advice or support? Sheridan's are looking to support emerging brands and are curious to know where you need support and what advice you would benefit from. Interested? Email me and ill hook you up.
LDC X AMELIA ZADRO & GIULIA GRECO Conscious Content Creation Services Amelia and Giulia started working together in NYC in 2015 producing visual content creation services for brands that champion sustainable & ethical values. Their content campaigns for independent brands like ARCANA NYC and RMS BEAUTY gained immediate success on social media with high engagement and appreciation for their engaging editorial aesthetic. Their goal for 2020 is to focus their content creation services solely on working with brands and creative teams who share similar values and want to create a positive impact on the environment and our society through the work they produce. "We aim to offer our creative consulting and production services to deliver beautiful editorial and advertising campaigns on a foundation of values and desire to create positive change.”
Amelia is an international fashion model and visual content producer of 8 years in the fields of fashion, beauty and wellness. She shares her content with a highly engaged audience of 90K on her social media. Giulia is a freelance photographer and creative producer with experience in digital content creation. With visual storytelling at the forefront of her content creation, Giulia has collaborated with established and emerging brands, creating tailored and unique digital content to promote brands’ missions in an engaging way. Her aim is to empower and inspire people.
Amelia Zadro & Giulia Greco X LDC is offering special packages for high-quality visual content creation this February and March to support emerging designers with a focus on ethical and sustainable production.
Both Fashion Week stores kicked off last week, despite Storm Chiara, Dennis and the Coronavirus keeping Asia's travel to a limit - LDC could not be stopped! For the first time, we hosted an exclusive press dinner at the London store on the eve before opening, welcoming 25 industry guests with a three course dinner by the girls at Trailer Trash and cocktails by Three Spirit. Throughout the week we had incredibly well attended designer presentations - see more here! Both stores are open for another week - London until 24th and Milan until 26th (further info here).
our MARCH store is coming round fast and boy have we got an exciting venue! One of the most impressive units in Spitalfields, the old Patisserie Valerie spot, triangle shaped all glass store is ours for the two weeks across International Women's day. THAT'S RIGHT! We will be smack bang in the middle of Spitalfields, next to COS, Anthropologie, Benefit Cosmetics etc for our Each for Equal, Experiential Womxn's Day Pop Up Store.
Industry news + inspo that the LDC team are sharing + excited by right now.
"8 Predictions for the Future of Fashion"by By Katharine K. Zarrella. "I think we should roar more,” proclaimed Paris-based creative director and stylist Catherine Baba. Given that we’re in the ’20s once again, and judging by the countless 1920s-themed New Year’s Eve parties documented on Instagram earlier this month, she might get her wish.
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