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Breaking Down Fashion’s Barriers

Wednesday 12 July
19:00 – 21:00
The Studio

Join (Fashion) Minority Report for an engaging panel discussion on fostering inclusivity in the fashion industry.

Three years after the call for change to prioritise Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the fashion industry, what obstacles still hinder the creation of a truly inclusive ecosystem? Join Daniel Peters from (Fashion) Minority Report as he hosts an industry panel featuring his peers. Together, they will delve into three crucial areas of reflection: people, product, and perception. The panel will explore these topics and set a breakout challenge for audience members to consider how we can drive progress with a people-first approach.

(Fashion) Minority Report
(Fashion) Minority Report, founded by Daniel Peters, is dedicated to fostering equality and diversity within the fashion industry and creative sector. Through advancing conversations around inclusion, they strive for measurable change in the industry. Their approach involves connecting with a wide range of clients, developing strategies to cultivate inclusive workplace cultures and integrating underrepresented professional talent. Peters, a Peckham native, plays an active role in promoting systemic change as a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee at the British Fashion Council and the Fashion Retail Academy.

Olivia Overton
Olivia Overton is a Senior Womenswear Designer, at AllSaints. Having graduated from Middlesex University with a First Class Honours in Fashion and Apparel Design, she went on to work at Burberry, Karen Millen and Pull & Bear before landing at AS. A fierce advocate for minority voices, Olivia won the inaugural Diversity Champion award at the Retail Week Awards in 2021.

Kelsa Albert
Kelsa Albert is a Global People Development Lead at FARFETCH Group and a part-time university Lecturer. She has worked in Learning & Development for 10 years and has expertise in career development, diversity, equity & inclusion, program management, early careers, coaching and manager development programs. Recognised for her contribution to academia, Kelsa has received multiple academic awards and holds an Msc in Organisational Psychology and a CIPD Certificate in Human Resources. She’s a certified Clifton Strengths Coach and Certified Neuroleadership Coach which she utilises in the corporate world as well as coaching & mentoring young people from minority backgrounds. Kelsa was born and raised in London and in another life would have been a Broadway dancer!

Emilie Rose
Emilie is a storyteller, a vision-driven change agent with an exemplary record of marketing, communications and talent management success for leading organizations. Having spent most of her career living in Los Angeles and working for the adidas Entertainment Influencer and Marketing team, she has earned a reputation for establishing partnerships, identifying and signing A-list and rising talent for product co-creation and campaigns. By utilizing her fashion, sport and culture expertise in tandem with an extensive personal network, Emilie has crafted some of the biggest industry-led brand experiences. In 2019 Emilie blossomed into the role of Global Brand Marketing lead for the company’s biggest partner, Beyoncé. This role of a lifetime allowed her to inspire and develop industry-leading campaigns, seeding creatives and activations.

She has just launched her agency, The Rose Agency, that specializes in providing tailored entertainment and influencer marketing solutions to brands. Her goal is to assist brands in transforming their entertainment influencer marketing efforts in order to realize their full potential and offers a comprehensive range of services including strategy development, creative solutions, and coaching. Emilie is an advocate for creating inclusive workplace culture for diverse voices, with a particular focus on the fashion industry and creative sector.

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