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CONTRIBUTORS 2018-09-14T16:26:57+00:00

Contributors

HAROLD TILLMAN

INVESTOR AND ENTREPRENEUR

Harold Tillman is an English retail entrepreneur and investor. He was formerly head of Jaeger and Aquascutum.

Until September 2012, Tillman was chair of the British Fashion Council. He is current chair of Common Objective, Fashion Matters, London College of Fashion’s fundraising committee and is also a trustee of the V&A.

Tillman was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to the fashion industry in the 2010 Birthday Honours. He was also given the Lifetime Achievement of the Luxury Law Awards 2018 for his illustrious career.

FRANCES CORNER

HEAD OF LCF – PVC UAL

Professor Frances Corner is the Head of London College of Fashion and Pro Vice-Chancellor of University of the Arts London.

Named a London Leader for Sustainability in 2009 and a Green Gown finalist in 2015, Frances champions the use of fashion as an agent for innovation and change, particularly in the areas of sustainability, health and well-being.

Frances is known to be a fashion activist committed to using the power of fashion to tackle social, environmental, economic and ethical issues.

LOLA YOUNG

BARONESS YOUNG OF HORNSEY

Lola Young was professor of cultural studies and Emeritus professor at the Middlesex University. Young became Project director of the Archives and Museum of Black Heritage in 1997, she was Commissioner in the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts in the years 2000 and 2001, and Chair at Nitro Theatre Company in 2004.

Young was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2001 New Year Honours for services to British Black History.

From 2001 to 2004 she was head of culture at the Greater London Authority, following which she was created a life peer on 22 June 2004 taking the title Baroness Young of Hornsey of Hornsey in the London Borough of Haringey.

VANESSA KINGORI

PUBLISHING DIRECTOR BRITISH VOGUE

Kingori has worked for media publishing house, Condé Nast UK for nine years.

In September 2017, she was appointed Publishing Director of all British Vogue platforms. This makes Kingori the first female publisher of the company’s flagship brand in its over 100-year history. Kingori is the first person of colour in the role and Condé Nast UK’s youngest serving Publishing Director. Kingori began her role as Publishing Director of British Vogue in January 2018.

ANGELA MCROBBIE

GOLDSMITHS UNIVERSITY

Angela McRobbie has recently been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts. She carried out her early work at Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, her most recent books include The Aftermath of Feminism 2008, Be Creative 2015. Currently completing Feminism, Neoliberalism and Popular Culture (Polity 2019).

Angela is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4 Women’s Hour and Thinking Allowed and writes for OpenDemocracy and for The Guardian Comment is Free.

For more than 20 years Angela McRobbie has investigated the practices of fashion design as creative labour, with particular emphasis on micro-enterprises and more recently ‘start ups’. She has published extensively on this topic and is currently completing a monograph based on the AHRC-funded CREATe project titled Fashion Micro-enterprises in London, Berlin and Milan. The focus of this work is on the impact of the Euro-zone economic crisis of 2008 for arts and fashion graduates, the impact of pro-active urban cultural policy regimes and the consequences for London’s young designers of the aggressive neoliberalisation of the last 2 decades, and their being ‘costed out’ of the city.