Fashion Forum: Age

6 – 7 March 2017

International Conference for Students

In March 2017, we hosted our annual international student conference the Fashion Forum. This year we focused on the subject of ‘age’ in the broadest sense to explore new boundaries and challenge conventional wisdom.

We welcomed Professor Melanie Reim an award-winning illustrator who acted as our ‘Artist in Residence’ together with a plethora of exciting guest speakers who have a wealth of knowledge and industry experience. From an exclusive interview with Barbara Hulanicki OBE (the founder of the iconic fashion brand ‘Biba’) to vibrant talks from an exciting array of speakers such as Manchester Metropolitan University alumnus Ruari Mahon who now heads up Public Relations and Communications for Nudie Jeans in New York.

“For me, what had the most impact was the confidence and the ability the panel had to talk about the same subject yet apply it to various areas of the industry. As well as making it relevant and very significant. I felt so motivated and influenced to get out there and just explore even further!”

Natalie Cummings, Fashion Design and Technology Student

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Age UK

The Fashion Forum was hosted in collaboration with Age UK, with a percentage of ticket sales being donated directly to the charity.

Age UK is the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. Age UK believes in a world where everyone can love later life and works every day to achieve this.

The over-60s is the fastest-growing group in society. Ageing is not an illness, but it can be challenging. Age UK provide services and support at a national and local level to inspire, enable and support older people. Age UK’s vision is a world where everyone can love later life. Your support will help to ensure that Age UK can continue to provide companionship, advice and support to older people and their loved ones.

Find out more about Age UK