Learn How To Celebrate Fashion Week Season And Book A Fashion Designer
It’s that time of year again – the Fashion Week 2018 catwalk shows are just around the corner, and fashionistas the world over will be flocking to Paris, London, New York and Milan to see what the style gods have in store for us. It’s one of the hottest events of the fashion calendar, and presents a perfect opportunity when it comes to entertainment ideas.
Any fashion forward audience will relish the opportunity to hear from the horse’s mouth just what goes on behind the scenes at fashion week – and the AW18 season is the perfect time to book a speaker from the world of fashion. Hear about the tantrums, the glamour and the hard work that goes into pulling off a successful Fashion Week from a fashion designer or a model to get the real inside scoop.
Menswear is an area of fashion that’s sometimes overlooked; the high drama and glamour of the womenswear catwalks may be more photogenic, but it caters for just 50% of the world’s population. For men, menswear is eminently more interesting, and Ozwald Boateng might just be the most interesting man in fashion.
Of Ghanaian descent, Boateng was born in the UK and discovered a passion for fashion halfway through his computing course. Luckily, the youngster was brave enough to quit his course and enroll on another, at Southgate College.
His first collection was inspired by the fabrics and fashions of Ghana and sewn on his mum’s old sewing machine, but it wasn’t long before Ozwald had sold the collection to a prestigious Covent Garden boutique.
Since then things have only got better for Boateng, who now dresses stars such as Daniel Day Lewis and Jamie Foxx, and whose clothes appear in Hollywood films. His business on Saville Row has combined his love of colour and fine fabrics with traditional British tailoring traditions to create a look that’s fresh, fashionable and enormously in demand.
With awards from the British Fashion Council and an OBE under his belt, Boateng is a truly unique designer with a truly unique attitude, who makes for a fascinating public speaker.
One of the biggest names in fashion, over the last few years Lily Cole has become as well known as an actress as she was as a model. Scoring her first Vogue cover shoot aged just 16, she was the youngest person ever to appear on the magazine’s front cover and became one of the biggest faces of the 00s. In 2004, Cole was named Model of the Year, and she went on to walk for the biggest fashion houses in the world.
She quit modelling to become an actor in 2010 and has since starred in successful films including St Trinian’s and The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus. Her insider knowledge of the changing rooms at Fashion week and what was really going on behind the glitz and the glamour make her a fascinating public speaker to any audience – but especially for people with a passion for fashion.
As much as she is a respected and important fashion designer, Amanda Wakeley is just as famous for her entrepreneurial spirit and the impressive business that she has build almost singlehandedly.
Designing was not Amanda’s first encounter with the world of fashion – she was first a part of this refined world as a model in the 1980s. In the 1990s she first launched her signature line of cocktail dresses and evening wear and opened a small boutique in Chelsea, after interning with another designer in New York.
Her line took off, and before long the designer was able to count Princess Diana among her biggest fans. This patronage helped the business to grow exponentially, and Wakeley launched bridal and accessories ranges, as well as securing concessions in both Harrods and Harvey Nicholls – two of the UK’s most prestigious department stores.
In 2010 Amanda was awarded an OBE for her services to fashion – but in addition to her astonishing professional career, Wakeley has also found time to co-chair the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer initiative and contribute her time and energy to many other causes.
This ability and willingness to give back to the community has made Amanda a real darling of the fashion industry – both a hard-nosed businesswoman and a caring charity supporter. She’s an incredible woman who’s sure to inspire any audience with an interest in fashion, business or both!
The world of a male model is very different to that of a female model – for one thing, the focus is on bulking up rather than slimming down. Jamie Jewitt has had a successful career as a male model for brands including Calvin Klein, Tom Ford and more – but you might recognise him more from his time on Celebrity Love Island.
As a documentary maker, charity fundraiser and reality TV star as well as a model, Jamie has his finger in plenty of pies – and that only makes him more interesting to an audience!
Fashion talent agents
If you’re interested in hiring a fascinating celebrity speaker like Lily or Amanda, get in touch with MN2S talent agency. We have plenty of celebrities from the world of fashion and modelling poised to attend your event and wow your guests. Get in touch with our agents to find out more about booking a model or a fashion designer.