Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending the Fashion & Luxury Inustry Insight conference hosted by the Fashion Society at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Not only was this experience incredibly rewarding professionally, but I also learned a lot about myself in the few hours I was there. I heard from two outstanding speakers: Ulric Jerome, the CEO of matchesfashion.com, and Zoe Souter, the Marketing Manager at Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design. While the speeches were entirely different, the importance and relevance of both of them cannot be underestimated.
Mr. Jerome, the first speaker, began his lecture by introducing us to his website and explaining the seriousness of understanding and serving your customers with grace, pose and efficiency at every point throughout the day. Below, are some interesting quotes I wrote down from his talk.
The next speaker, Zoe Souter, was nothing less than a godsend. She graceously took us through the many positions available within the fashion industry, and gave us outstanding advice along the way. Futhermore, she listed off some of the things we, as students, can do to prepare ourselves for a career in fashion. They follow below.
Overall, to say I learned something would be a severe understatement, and I hope that by reading this, you are as inspired and as motivated as I am to prepare for the upcoming years. Thanks for reading, and as always, comment or share below!