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Ready to scale up – Fashion industry masterclass

February 25, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Inspirational YOU, supported by Impact Hub Brixton, FunkyNChunky and Lambeth Council

Ready to scale up! A Fashion industry masterclass


Thursday 25th February

7.00pm – 9.30pm

Impact Hub, Brixton

Come along and meet senior professionals who will inspire you to grow your business within the fashion industry, digital and retail industry.


This evening masterclass is part 1 of our enterprise series of talks aimed at SME’s who want to take their business to the next level.

Each session will consist of a panel of influential speakers who will share their story and give you tip to accelerate your business or career.



Daren Dixon – Co-founder of Above & Beyond Creative Agency

Daren is Head of Partnerships & Marketing Manager, EMEA for young start up multi service creative agency consulting for brands and talent with a team of 10 young creatives . Developed go-to-market strategy focused on customer segmentation, endorsements, and strategic partners. Developed investor relations and pitch investors for opportunities. Clients include Google, River Island, H&M, Vita Coco and Motorola.

Arieta Mujay – Head of PR and Communications at

Arieta Mujay is a London based fashion creative that has been working in fashion at various capacities for 15 years across the UK and Africa. Starting out as a window dresser for GAP which allowed her access to seeing how looks are pulled together as worldwide GAP is applauded or their fabulous and consistent windows, while working as a window dresser for GAP in Brighton she started to get involved in styling.

She then moved on to fashion PR and worked as press officer for New look on the UK high street but still styled part time, Arieta rose to the position of PR Manager before leaving the company for another High street Brand River Island where her duties included running the PR Department, being the fashion Editor of the River Island In store Magazine as well as shoot director and stylist for some of the online e-commerce content. As head of PR UK for River Island, Arieta worked closely on the Rihanna for River Island collaboration and was part of the 777 tour. She also worked with the British Fashion Council to bring the collection to be shown at the SS13/AW13 shows.

In 2013, Arieta launched African creative collective a PR and brand consultancy with the sole aim of nurturing African creative talent in the UK and as an advisor to brand and retailers who are interested in activations across the continent.

Arieta is a reviewer and contributor for Cosmopolitan Magazine’s online platform, a mentor to young businesses and an avid supporter of female empowerment. Arieta has always been sought after and is now heading up PR and Communications at

Ade Hassan – CEO of Nubian Skin

A nude bra and skin tone hosiery are the basics of every woman’s wardrobe, at least in theory. For many women of colour, finding suitable skin-tone hosiery and lingerie has not been an option. Frustrated by the lack of skin-tone choices to go with her ever-expanding wardrobe, Nubian Skin founder, Ade Hassan, decided it was time for ‘a different kind of nude’.

Inspired by trail blazing women, Eunice W. Johnson and super model Iman, who created Fashion Fair and Iman cosmetics, Ade took the leap and created Nubian Skin. It’s been an uphill battle, but every revolution starts somewhere.

Nubian Skin launched in October 2014 with a carefully edited collection of lingerie and hosiery to provide the essential underwear needs of women of colour. Headquartered in London, Nubian Skin delivers worldwide and looks forward to growing the company’s offering and expanding its reach.

So for all you beautiful women, next time you need a nude pair of hold-ups or maybe a nude strapless bra to go under that stunning white halter dress, Nubian Skin is only a few clicks away.

Jacqueline Pang – Trade Mark Attorney at Mewburn Ellis LLP

Jacqueline specialises in trade mark work and deals with a wide range of issues in the UK and before OHIM, including prosecution, opposition and cancellation proceedings. She also advises on large international filing strategies and has experience in domain name dispute resolution proceedings.
She has experience working in a wide range of sectors including Cleantech, consumer products, food & beverage, computer software, mechanical & structural engineering and retail.

She has an LLB from the London School of Economics and Political Science and an LLM from the University of Cambridge.

Jacqueline joined Mewburn Ellis LLP in 2011. She qualified as a UK Registered Trade Mark Attorney in 2014 and is a representative authorised to act before OHIM.



• The impact of technical revolutions on the fashion industry

• Digital innovation and the fashion industry

• Obtaining finance from a VC or Angel Investors

• Protecting your brand – Understand IP and Copyright

• Tips for selling successfully via online stores and platforms

• Securing brand partnerships, media coverage and celebrity endorsements

• Selling globally, are you ready?

Who should attend?

•SME’s trading 1 year wanting to learn the latest trends in tech, PR, branding and IP+

•Those who are starting up in the fashion and creative industry

•Those who want to network and connect with those in their field and senior industry leaders

•Business owners who live or work in Lambeth


6.45 – 7.00 Guests seated for discussion

7.00 – 8.00 Welcome, intro and panel discussion

8.00 – 9.00 Q & A

9.00 – 9.30 Networking, Close and depart


Impact Hub Brixton

Pop Brixton, Brixton, London SW9
Nearest mainline station: Brixton

Access to Impact Hub is via the main entrance of Pop Brixton
Please allow 10 minutes walk from the tube or train station. There is on street parking
Please let us know of any special requirements, including any assisted access needs to Impact Hub Brixton


E: info (at)

T: 07545 156 111

T: @inspirational_u

I: #LBLFashion


February 25, 2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Impact Hub Brixton Pop Brixton, Brixton, London SW9 Nearest mainline station: Brixton