Just going through old emails and found these photos from when I presented at the IFFTI Fashion Conference back in 2013 as a MA Fashion Journalism student at the London College of Fashion. I presented a paper that I co-wrote with my mum Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas about London and Shanghai as fashion capitals and centers of fashion production and creativity. The 15th annual conference was held at FIDM in Los Angeles and academics from around the world attended and shared their papers under the conference theme of The Business & Marketing of Icons.
The LCF contingent outside FIDM
My article comparing the staggering growth of China’s luxury industry compared to LATAM’s slower growth has just been published in the beautiful VANDA magazine. VANDA is distributed across LATAM and select locations in the US.
I was interviewed by Pigeons and Peacocks Magazine for Issue 7. The article is entitled World Class and looks at London College of Fashion alumni who are a success story internationally.
For my MA Fashion Journalism at London College of Fashion Final Project, I wrote, created and developed Luxeuse Magazine. It is one of the most competitive courses in the world to get onto and at one of the world’s most prestigious Universities and my project received a High Distinction. Made in collaboration with a very talented designer based in London, Luxeuse is a luxury lifestyle magazine targeting Chinese Ultra-High Net Worth Individuals. It is designed to be a secondary marketing tool for private banks to use to target their key consumers, and each issue is completely unique with personalised editorial for each reader. Luxeuse is in English and Chinese (Mandarin) and is split into two parts that interlock and interplay with each other. Many thanks to Linda for the beautiful images.
My latest blog for Stylesight’s Zeitgeist blog about London College of Fashion‘s BA graduate show.
Thursday evening two weeks ago saw the who’s who of London’s art and fashion worlds come together to drink, dance and bid at the aptly named ‘Art Plus Fashion’ annual fundraising event at the Whitechapel Gallery. The evening kicked off with the exciting art auction, where tensions rose along with the bids for pieces from icons Kate Moss, Vivienne Westwood and Corinne Day. The auction was followed by fabulous fashion shows featuring designs from RCA and CSM students- of note the grey and yellow neon catwalk perfectly matched my United Nude heels! Shows over, the catwalk transformed into an elevated dance-floor, crammed with artists and fashionistas – including Dinos Chapman, Tiphaine de Lussy and Lara Bohinc – who danced (some of us in a handbag circle), into the early hours fuelled by champagne and oysters. Raising in total over £300,000 for the Whitechapel Gallery’s Education Programme, this amazing evening was made all the more special for Ginger and myself as we were announced joint winners of the Harpers Bazaar Fashion Journalism Award.
You can read my award-winning article here
Also you can see an article about me winning the Harper’s Bazaar Art Plus Fashion competition on the London College of Fashion – Official Blog here