The Enterprise of Culture


Speakers from the UK, USA and the Netherlands will discuss topics such as sustainability, Chinese identity and fashion, fashion blogging as labour and leisure, new perspectives on the suit, challenges and opportunities facing fashion designers, the European fashion business since 1945 and conscientious fashion.

Speakers and round table guests include:

Professor Regina Lee Blaszczyk Enterprise of Culture, University of Leeds
Elissa Bloom, The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator
Professor Chris Breward, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh
Dr Alana James, School of Textiles and Design, Heriot-Watt University
Dr Wessie Ling, University of Northumbria
Professor Robert MacIntosh, Heriot Watt University
Fatima Mahmood, Creative Director, founder and designer of Ala Mairi
Laurence Meeuwis and Wida Arian, New Fashion Society, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Dr Agnès Rocomara, London College of Fashion
Ashleigh Slater, Masterweaver – Creative Designer, founder of warpweftweave studio
Sonnet Stanfill, V&A, London
Professor Fiona Waldron, School of Textiles and Design, Heriot Watt University
Eshiva Wright, New Fashion Society, Edinburgh


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