Future Talks: 5x15 x Fenwick: How Does Fashion Get the Next 10 Years Right?
Lucy Siegle is a journalist, broadcaster and eco expert. She is the Observer and Guardian’s Ethical Living columnist, and set up the Observer Ethical Awards in 2005. Lucy regularly appears on television and radio and is The One Show’s (BBC1) resident environment expert. Lucy founded the Green Carpet Challenge with Livia Firth to address consumption and sustainability in the fashion industry and has worked on environment projects with Emma Watson and Ellie Goulding. She is a trustee of marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage and a co-host on the podcast So Hot Right Now with wildlife filmmaker Tom Mustill. Previous books include To Die For (2011) and Turning the Tide on Plastic (2018) and her most recent book is Be the Ultimate Friend of the Earth (2022).
Phoebe English founded her eponymous label in 2011, spending much of her career rejecting mass-made or fast fashion. Focusing on creating clothing with close attention to detail and narrative, the Central Saint Martins alumna launched her eco-conscious brand from her South London studio, with the journey from sketch to garment all taking place within a 15-mile radius.
Aja Barber is a writer, stylist and consultant whose work deals with the intersections of sustainability and the fashion landscape. Her work builds heavily on ideas behind privilege, wealth inequality, racism, feminism, colonialism and how to fix the fashion industry with all these things in mind. Aja is the author of Consumed: on colonialism, climate change, consumerism & the need for collective change.
Kenya Hunt is the Editor-in-Chief of ELLE UK. Her career spans working for some of the world's most influential women’s titles on both sides of the Atlantic, and she was Deputy Editor of Grazia UK and ELLE UK. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Guardian, Essence, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Refinery29 and other publications. As the founder of R.O.O.M. Mentoring, she advocates for greater diversity within the fashion industry. In 2021, she was recognised by The British Fashion Council for her work and given a Global Leader Of Change Award at its annual Fashion Awards. Her critically-acclaimed book, Girl: Essays on Black Womanhood (HarperCollins/HQ), is out now.
Haeni Kim is the founder of KITRI Studios, an independent fashion brand founded in 2017. KITRI was borne from Haeni's frustration of not being able to find hard-working, well-made hero pieces that didn’t break the bank. A digitally focused direct-to-consumer brand, KITRI produce all their styles in strictly limited quantities offering a fresh fashion collection every month without overproducing and contributing to waste.