Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Fashion Retail Reimagined

    Online retail sales for textiles, clothing and footwear reached an unprecedented peak of 31% in 2020, as reported by UKFT, and in the UK alone the fashion and textile sector boasts a staggering 34,045 businesses. Now in 2023, the industry of fashion retail is witnessing the emergence of several exciting trends that are revolutionizing the shopping experience.

    TikTok's live shopping experience, the growth of omni-channel retail, the increasing importance of second-hand fashion, supply chain innovations, and the rise of diversity and inclusivity are reshaping the fashion retail landscape. With these emerging trends, traditional brick-and-mortar shops have been reimagined, giving way to a new era of shopping experiences that seamlessly blend the physical and digital realms.

    Our panel of five inspiring fashion experts and entrepreneurs will explore how these changes are influencing the industry and share valuable insights on leveraging these shifts to your advantage – leaving you inspired, informed, and ready to conquer the future of fashion retail.

    Quotes: and Top Fashion Retail Trends of 2023: Innovations Shaping the Industry — Femestella.

    On the day, expect to:

    • Discover the intersection of high-end fashion and sustainability that is reshaping the market through consumer-to-consumer shared economy models
    • Explore the latest business models in fashion retail, from traditional high street to cutting-edge online platforms
    • Learn about the world of pop-up shops, offering not only unique shopping experiences but also sales opportunities for start-ups
    • Dive into the thriving market of live shopping, from social media live videos to online shop ecommerce platforms
    • Understand how small businesses are establishing successful retail and ecommerce identities to grow their brand
    • Learn how the power of innovative concepts, combined with community support, can revolutionise shopping in key locations.

    For those joining us in person, the event will be followed by a networking reception with drinks, canapés, meeting with other attendees, as well as the speakers. For those joining us online, the panel and talk will run from 18.30 – 20.30

    This event is tailored to those who are just thinking about starting a business, are already a business owner who wants to learn more, or perhaps simply wish to establish a stronger network. Attendees will leave this event feeling inspired and engaged.


Winnie Akadjo

Founder of LVS Hub

Josephine Philips

Founder of Sojo

Kojo Owusu Marfo

Founder My Runway Group

Maruta Velša

Senior Community & Brand Manager at By Rotation

Roger Wade

Founder of BOXPARK

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Juliana is a fashion expert with over 20 years’ professional experience within the industry. Five years ago, she resigned from a Senior Director position within a Mayfair fashion company to set up her own personal styling consultancy. Today she has clients all over the world including Italy, Israel, France the UK and America and is passionate about working with her clients to reach their true style potential. She also provides a creative consultancy service that helps start-ups and established business owners to build supportive relationships to help their businesses thrive.

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Her personal experience of moving from a comfortable position as an employee to developing a new business for the first timeThe importance of building and maintaining self confidence in yourself and your vision, and how she has done thisHow professional and personal relationships can either help or hinder your business journeyManaging feelings of self debtSelf care and networksHow she has personally built resilience


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