In conversation with Fashion East - Leeds International Festival

Festival 19


Friday 04 May
16:15 - 18:30

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In conversation with Fashion East A panel discussion

Talent scout and founder of Fashion East Lulu Kennedy (MBE) will be talking up and coming fashion with her designer prodigies in a panel event at this year’s Fashion in Leeds.

Lulu Kennedy’s innovative talent incubator Fashion East was founded in 2000. The organisation seeks out and nurtures UK-based fashion talent through those crucial early steps into the industry. It has scouted some of the most celebrated and avant-garde designers, from Gareth Pugh and Meadham Kirchoff to Jonathan Saunders, House of Holland, Roksanda Ilincic and many more.

Kennedy will be leading a panel event in conversation with some of her successful alumni and current designers. These will include Matty Bovan, Per Götesson, Mimi Wade, and ART SCHOOL.

On Friday 4th May, audience members will have the opportunity to hear these designers’ individual stories, from their journey into the fashion industry through to their creation of successful brands. The talk will finish with an opportunity for the audience to ask their own questions, in a Q&A session.


Credit: Lulu Kennedy, Founder of Fashion East.
Lulu Kennedy, Founder of Fashion East.

Lulu will host an ‘in conversation’ panel event with current prodigies as well as past alumni, in this rare opportunity to hear stories, advice and lessons from some of the most amazing emerging and established design talent in the world.


Friday 4 May

16:15 - 18:30