Final line up for the Industry Trends Conference – 27th January 2010

Industry Trends Event this Wednesday (27th January) at the Broadway Cinema, Nottingham 11-5pm. Amazing speakers lined up including leading retailers, stylists, designers, costumiers, trends, event organisers, ethical brands … plus practical guides on portfolios, CVs, setting up own label, freelancing.
Go to for further details or buy tickets by tel 0115 9529116 or via Open to all fashion, textiles, & creative students … 200 tickets have already been sold (with students / graduates from all over the UK attending) … Make sure you don’t miss out!

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11.00am Key Trends for 2010 & Beyond by The Trend Boutique
A look at the key trends that look set to make an impact in 2010 & beyond, including an overview of major trend drivers plus future product direction.

12.00 noon Styling by Rebekah Roy, Freelance Stylist & Editor
Having styled & written for leading magazines, as well as, various celebrities & bands Rebekah provides us with a guide to the competitive world of styling.

1.00pm Spray-On Fabric by Dr Manel Torres, Director – Fabrican
Fabrican, the most amazing & innovative spray-on fabric that can be used for fashion & endless other applications, Manel explains some of the science behind this product.

2.00pm Colour Direction by Catherine Watkins, Colour Analyst – George @ Asda
A great insight into the importance of colour within the fashion & textiles industry and Catherine’s essential role within George @ Asda.

Event Manager by Lee Lapthrope, Creative Director – On/Off
Ever wondered what it takes to stage a major catwalk show? Creative Director of On/Off Lee explains all!

4.00pm Designer Label by Sue Baker, Design DirectorHunters & Gatherers
What does it take to run your own successful label, we asked Hunters & Gatherers to tell us about their season.

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11.00am A guide to Premiere Vision by Gill Gledhill – UK & Ireland Representative
Premiere Vision is probably one of the most important events of the design / fashion calendar, find out about event management from Gill who work on a truly global stage.

12.00 noon The Role of A Designer by Sophie Clinch, Fashion Consultant & Design Director
With a CV that includes some of the UK’s best design positions including Design Director of Miss Selfridge, Calvin Klein Jeans / Juniors, Karen Millen, and H&M this is an amazing opportunity to find out what you need to get ahead in the industry.

1.00pm Internships by Ellen Kerry, Intern – Heat Magazine
What really happens within an internship & why have become even more important & widespread, we asked a real life intern to give you a guide to how it has helped her.

2.00pm Costume Design, by Rebecca McManus, Key Costumier
A guide to becoming a costume designer by Rebecca McManus who has worked on both TV & theatre, this is an amazing chance to see behind the scenes.

3.00pm Ethical Fashion by Beate Kubbitz, Director – Makepiece
From her farm to the clothes we wear, we take a look at Beate Kubbitz unique approach to ethical fashion and wonderful self-contained supply chain.

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Practical Presentations by the Trend Boutique Team:
11.00am How to find the right positions
12.00 noon A guide CV’s and Portfolios
1.00pm How to handle interviews
2.00pm Setting up your own label
3.00pm Freelancing

To purchase tickets for this event online please book via <>  (booking fee’s apply) alternatively call The Trend Boutique directly on 0115 952 9116 (no booking fee is applicable). Tickets are £30 per person.

*please note that times & locations might change on the day so please pick up an agenda on arrival.


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