Around 70 fashion professionals and entrepreneurs joined us on the 27th January for our 2016 kick-off event, with a few drinks and a spot of networking at the uber stylish work.life in Camden.
Our speakers on the night included Richard Hurtley, Chairman of Rise and Managing Director of Rich Insight, who opened the proceedings with the year ahead for the Rise community, followed by Beth Pettet, Menswear Fashion Buyer for John Lewis, who shared with us some fantastic highlights from 2015, how the SS16 buying season is going and the fashion industry as a whole in 2016.
Key take-outs included;
- The popularity of health and lifestyle products for John Lewis in 2015
- How social media marketing has to portray a lifestyle and is the upcoming trend for 2016
- The importance of being aware of how changes in technology change consumers buying habits “The consumer will become the master shopper in 2016”
- The importance of thinking how your product or brand fits a consumers lifestyle in 2016
Huge thanks to all who joined us, Beth at John Lewis, and the team at work.life for helping us put on another great Rise event!