LCF: Inside the Industry

London College of Fashion: Inside the Industry

Inside the Industry is a panel discussion which forms part of a yearlong series focusing on the role of young black professionals in the fashion industry; delving into their experiences and celebrating their successes. Audience members will get the opportunity to hear first hand the personal experiences of the speakers, receive advice on how to be successful in the industry and have the chance to pose questions to the panel.

PANELISTS

Afua Adom

Features Editor, Pride Magazine

Afua is not only a major broadcast and print journalist she is also a respected stylist with over 6 years experience of working in the music industry styling for programmes such as T4 and PopWorld.

Afua has worked with artists such as Terri Walker and Rhian Benson as well as top models. Since joining Blackhair as editorial assistant in 2008, she rose to editor and left this year to take on the role of Features Editor at Pride, she also writes for the New African Woman Magazine.

Samata Angel

Fashion entrepreneur, author and designer

Samata Angel is CEO of Samata’s Muse clothing label which specialises in womenswear with clients including the likes of Dawn Angeliqué Richard and Jennifer Lopez and Halle Berry.

She first came under the public eye when she made history and became the first British female to show during the Nolcha Fashion Week in New York. Samata, an ambassador for national campaign Enterprise Insight, recently published a guide book series assisting fashion designers in business startup  and was named as a finalist in the British fashion industry’s leading retail and business awards, Everywoman in Retail, in September 2009 in the category of ‘Inspiration of the Year’.

Samata is also cited as a leading entrepreneur in a Business Studies textbook recently published by Folens, the UK’s foremost educational publishers, being used across schools in the UK for GCSE students. Samata Angel was invited to No.10 Downing Street in October 2009 in acknowledgment of her work within the fashion industry and education.

Tasha Dixon

Hairstylist, Blackfingers

With so many so-called experts in the hair and beauty industry it is rare to discover a new talent that has the propensity to change the very way in which we look at style.

Tasha Dixon is a phenomenal woman who is doing just this, starting her career as a junior as at the modest age of 13 she is entering her 12th year in the hair and beauty industry. She as worked in some of Britains leading salons including Hibiscus, Hair & Nail Studio, Vanessa Andar, Toni & Guy, Expressions InHair and Junior Green. With her passion for hair and beauty Tasha Dixon offers groundbreaking creativity.

In 2001 Tasha setup. Blackfingers London,as the business has grown, so has her reputation, she has worked with numerous celebrities. She has worked with Ozwald Boateng as a stylist for his fashion shows during London Fashion week and shows in Ghana. Tasha has also had the opportunity to work at The Mobos and The Brit Awards as well as styling for TV shows such as CDUK, This Morning, Top of The Pops and MTV. Tasha Dixon was also the Winner of Stop Watch Stylist 2004, finalist at Golden Scissor Awards 2004 & 2005 and finalist Black Hair and Beauty Wahl Awards 2003.

The future is bright for Tasha Dixon, who has been appointed as the contributing editor to K&K Bridal Magazine, the first British bridal magazine that caters towards women of colour.

Wednesday 10 November

6pm for 6.30pm Start

London College of Fashion, RHS West Space, 20 John Princes Street, London, W1G 0BJ (Nearest Tube, Oxford Circus)

Free Entry

There are limited seats for this event and therefore RSVP is essential.

Please RSVP to events@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Along with your RSVP you can also submit questions for the panel. Please include your question when you RSVP.