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Hox How To: Get Your Foot In The Fashion Industry

The Hoxton, Holborn, 199-206 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7BD ,

New for 2018, The Hoxton presents Hox How To - a global event series which takes a deep dive into the topics that are shaping cultural genres in the here and now. We’ve hooked up with the most exciting creative pioneers and hardest-to-access experts within each neighbourhood - in Shoreditch, we’ll be musing over music, in Holborn we’ll be honing in on the fashion world, Paris will be our tech hub and in Amsterdam we’ll showcase design.

First up in The Hoxton, Holborn, join us to celebrate the launch of Fashion Week with an evening of speed-networking, panel debates and pop-ups, bestowing expert insight and firing up your ambitions for 2018.

Style Speed Networking

Now’s your chance to ask those burning questions to those making waves in the industry. Be sure to book your spot and make those mins count!

Nick Carvell (Contributing Fashion Editor at GQ, ex-Mr Porter)

Karinna Nobbs (Chief Futurist at Holition)

Matthew Drinkwater (Head of Fashion Innovation Agency, London College of Fashion)

Andrew Stevenson (Woven & Printed Textile Designer at Paul Smith ex-Tom Ford and visiting lecturer at Central St Martins, UAL)

Fay Cowan (Brand & Content Director at Decoded Fashion)

Kitty McGee (Executive Fashion Director, Stylist Magazine)

Amanda Travis (Marketing Director at Vestiaire Collective)

The speed networking will be held in three sessions:

Session 1: 19:00-19:25 - Book Here £7

Session 2: 19:40-20:05 - Book Here £7

Session 3: 20:20-20:45 - Book Here £7

How To Trend Forecast Panel

Panel Talk: 19:00-19:45 - Book Here £7

Ever wondered how and why certain products, designs and ideas ignite the collective consciousness? Laura Saunter (Retail Editor, WGSN) and Rachel Arthur (Chief Intelligence Officer, TheCurrent) will lead a discussion on how to forecast trends in fashion and retail and what’s involved in a process that marries instinct and culture with data and intelligence.

How To Switch up Your Career Panel

Panel Talk: 19:00-19:45 - Book Here £7

Always fancied a career in fashion, or daydreamed about starting your own venture – but thought it might be too late to make the leap? Well you’re in luck, as our experts will give you top tips and career advice on making those first moves. In the house, we’ve got BabyFace co-founders Nellie Eden and Claire Burman, Sherrill Smith, head of men’s at Elite Model Management, Maria Joudina, founder and creative director of PUSS PUSS Magazine and Freelance Art Director, Burberry, giving us the scoop on how they made the plunge into switching up that career path!

How To Freelance in Fashion

Panel Talk: 20:00-20:45 - Book Here £7

Join our experts David Hellqvist (freelance journalist, brand consultant and founder of Document Studios), Madeleine Bowden (freelance fashion and celebrity stylist) and Lou Mulcahy (freelance print designer for the likes of Hardy Amies and Sophie Hulme) as they discuss what it’s really like to freelance in fashion - and what it takes to make it.

How To Make Your Own Bow Tie

Workshop: 18:30-21:00 - Book Here £7

As chic on girls as they are on guys, nothing quite says elegance like a bow tie! Get hands-on in our pop-up atelier with Antonia Ede, cutter at (and founder of) bespoke tailor Montague Ede. Antonia will intro you to the world of tailoring and impart a little wisdom on the history of the accessory’s place in culture as you work away on your very own custom, take-home bow tie!