What an amazing conference! The topic was "The Big Issue" and every speaker got to choose their own topics.
Tom Burke, assistant manager of Chanel at the flagship store in London!, talked about how to continue to engage and inspire international markets in the luxury sector.
Todd Lynn, rock and roll designer from TORONTO!, was interviewed by Hilary Alexander and talked about selling a new brand without losing identity,
Robert Ott, Ryerson chair, another one of our own, talked about the issue of exploitation in unpaid internship.
Lynn Boorady from New York talked about the human dimension and how why fit is so hard to achieve.
Mark Eley talked about a more serious top of Optihope and the growing wealth gap and wealth inequality.
Karen Webster, fashion designer for over ten years in London, Melbourne and Sydney and now one of Australia's best-known fashion figures talked about sustainability and the problem of fast fashion (really enjoyed this!).
Caryn Franklin, former fashion editor and co-editor of i-D magazine who talked about diversity in the fashion industry.
Day ended off with a black tie event at Radisson Hotel sipping bubblies and great networking!