Saturday 22nd September, 11:00
So you want to work in fashion? There’s no better place to start than taking tips from the experts. This unique panel discussion featuring the industry’s biggest names will explore some of the more visual roles in fashion from set design to art direction
“London-born, Sussex-raised Suzanne Beirne started on her path to Set Design after studying a degree in Fine Art at Brighton University, with a specialism in Painting. After working at Vivienne Westwood, responsible for their windows, she excelled at bringing creative concepts to life. She soon caught the attention of photographer, stylist and close collaborator to Miuccia Prada Manuela Pavesi, to oversee the windows for Miu Miu and Prada in London. Her signature consists of using unexpected and contrasting materials; evoking rich and emotionally driven work. She currently works with brands including: Dior, J.W.Anderson and Topshop. Shows and presentations include a long standing collaboration with British label Shrimps and installations for H & M and House of Hackney.”
Ben Freeman runs Ditto London, a publishing company that collaborates with fashion designers to produce bespoke and experimental print artefacts, and is the creative consultant on Dazed Beauty working alongside Isamaya Ffrench, a new publication redefining beauty communication with a sci fi/tech edge.
Born in Curacao & raised in the Netherlands, JeanPaul Paula is a stylist and creative director. In 2011, JeanPaul became the fashion director for WAD magazine in Paris where he’s worked on editorial work form ﬁlm to music video with the likes of Jean-Baptist Mondino, FKA Twigs, Lacoste and Nike. In 2017, JeanPaul was part of his ﬁrst exhibition in his hometown of Almere; together with Florian Joahn, he created “This. My body.” a work concentrated on the deconstruction of masculinity.
Florian Joahn is a London-based art director and photographer. He grew up in the last wave of socialist Germany and after living in Ghana during his late teens, he came to Amsterdam to study as an audio visual artist. His strong conceptual approach arrives from his love for simplicity and unity. Florian Joahn’s modern approach has appealed to clients including Nike, Converse, Carhartt, Rita Ora and Skepta.