LDC x Fashion Originators LIVE: Staying Sane in Fashion

Date: 26th November

Time: 6-8pm BST

Location: Online

This event is free to attend.

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The industry has gone through many changes this year and affected those within it. This podcast will focus on mental health and self care.

There is no doubt that 2020 has had a massive affect on us all personally and professionally, with many people having to rapidly adapt to the uncertain climate. But what does this mean for our mental health, what can we do to ensure the safety of our selves and through others, and how important is self care?

Whether you work for yourself or as part of a large company, it is important to feel that you are heard. Come and hear the conversations of mental health and self care experts in this live podcast discussion. Sit back and listen or speak up and say your piece, you have a chance to be featured on the podcast yourself!

Who’s this for?

  • Designers looking to start a ‘sustainable brand’ with growth-potential
  • Anyone considering starting a ‘sustainable business’
  • Fashion-lovers who want to shop more consciously
  • Fashion industry professionals
  • Creative professionals + individuals
  • Podcast lovers
  • Anyone!

What to expect:

  • 6:00pm: Talk begins
  • 7:00pm: Q&A + networking
  • 7.30pm: Finish

Meet the Speakers:

Stephanie Irwin, Founder of Fashion Originators

I'm a recent graduate of the University of St Andrews . I'm a Canadian in East London with a passion for the 'business side' of fashion. I'm not an entrepreneur (YET), but I started this show as a way to learn from people who are. Fashion + business + making new friends = a podcast that brings me (and I hope you) a lot of joy.

Sabinna Rachimova

Sabinna Rachimova graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Before launching her eponymous label, she worked for the leading Parisian Fashion house Christian Dior and London brand Mary Katrantzou. Sabinna has an innovative take on selling strategies and direct communication with her customers. As a double immigrant woman, she is incredibly passionate about inclusivity, equal opportunities and being an opinion leader for the future generation of creatives.

Sabinna also works as a public speaker, spreading the word about both FashTech and sustainable fashion, as well as a consultant with a focus on fashion start-ups and education. Since 2018 she is also a lecturer at the University of Arts London, teaching on the MA Fashion Entrepreneurship & Innovation course. In 2019, Sabinna was named one of Forbes 30under30 DACH.

Elizabeth Stiles

Elizabeth Stiles has over a decade of experience in fashion buying & supplier account management for brands such as Urban Outfitters, Next, Miss Selfridge, New Look & Asda - she knows the buying and supply process inside out!

Now working as a brand consultant, she is passionate about helping ethical independent fashion businesses with every stage from sketching to selling.


Insta: @elizabethstilesuk

Emilia Bayer

Emilia is an intrapreneur currently working at YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP, and an unshakable optimist who is passionate about wellbeing, sustainability and investing in the local communities. In a career that has spanned more than a decade of working predominantly in the luxury fashion industry for the world’s leading brands, she has experienced the magic and disillusionment of the alluring world of fashion, and the impact it can have on mental and physical wellbeing.

About Fashion Originators

This show is different from most fashion business content because the focus is on: Gen X and millennial fashion start-ups, ORIGINAL ideas, unpretentious discussion and the occasional 'masterclass' with an entrepreneurial legend or two.

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