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21.09.09 London Design Festival – Moordesign @ The V&A Museum, South Kensington

August 16, 2009

DSC00575Creative Fruits in association with LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL & UNTOLD

: Placing our focus on Fashion for the festival, a series of panel sessions featuring industry experts and successful practitioners have been created to explore issues and provide solutions to the challenges that new and emerging Fashion design talent may encounter when handling the business side of their creativity.

Event agenda

We have invited industry speakers from the fashion and business worlds to discuss and explore the challenges that fashion design talent may face handling the business side of their creativity.  Our goals for the design salon is to provide real-life solutions to questions that can empower their successful career development as a new and emerging fashion design talent and importantly network with our panel of industry experts.

Salon Host – Ameena M. McConnell, Principal Director of Creative Fruits

MOORDESIGN at The V&A Museum, Sackler Centre

The London Design Festival Residency at The V&A


MOORDESIGN is the name of our design salon.


EXPERTS / TOOLKITS / TIPS
Working in association with UNTOLD and the London Design Festival at The V&A, we place our focus in these salon sessions on Fashion. With our panel of experts, we aim to present you with a basic but essential toolkit of tips and self-help strategies to handle the challenges that new and emerging Fashion design talent may encounter when handling the business side of their creativity.

THE PANEL DISCUSSIONS are as follows:-

11:00am – 12:00pm
FASHION PANEL 1 will explore
Protecting my creativity – the importance of copyright and design rights. Followed by Q&A

PROTECTION / WEALTH CREATION
Copyright and design rights are important because artists/designers/creative entrepreneurs can create wealth by successfully exploiting (marketing), licensing and selling these rights. Want to find out how, come and join us in this discussion.

12:30pm – 13:30pm
FASHION PANEL 2 will explore
Who provides support for fashion design talent – creatively & financially; Coaching and mentoring explained. Followed by Q&A

NETWORKS / PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT / DREAMS
What networks should I join? Which organisations support my professional development as a designer and entrepreneur? Who will invest in me and my innovations? How can coaching and mentoring help me to realise my dreams and achieve my goals? If these are the questions you want answers to, this is the discussion for you.

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17.09.09 Fashion Diversity – Moordesign @ The Museum of London

July 10, 2009

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A NEW COLLABORATION IN FASHION

Collaborating with UNTOLD, our design salon, Moordesign makes its début at this year’s annual Fashion Diversity event.  A gathering place where creative meets industry for designers, artists and creative entrepreneurs.  With the desire to inspire, please and educate; and to provide a forum that empowers the creative expression and exhibition of talent in the Creative Industries;

For Fashion Diversity 09, we place the focus of our design salon, on how to handle the business side of creativity as a fashion designer explored in our panel discussion ‘Moving from Passion to Profit’,  (see below).

MOORDESIGN: The design salon

This salon session is a panel discussion featuring industry speakers from the world of fashion and business experts who will explore the theme and provide tips on how to solve the challenges you may face.

Moving from Passion to Profit — How do I create a sustainable business and income from what I love doing?

17 September 2009

11:00am – 12:00pm | Museum of London | http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk | This event is FREE but you must book in ADVANCE

Are you a neophyte fashion designer?  Are you ready to take your passion for fashion design out of your ‘bedroom studio’ into the global marketplace of the fashion industry?  Can I really turn my passion into a viable business with a sustainable income? What is the next step?  Who do I need to speak to?  What support is there out there for me?  If you ask yourself any of the above questions, then this is the panel discussion for you.  We have invited industry speakers from the world of fashion and business experts to discuss and explore the challenges that you may face.  Our goal is to help you find solutions to these questions that can empower your successful career development as a new and emerging fashion design talent and importantly network with our panel of industry experts.

For more information, please contact us at amc@creativefruits.@gmail.com

Salon Host:  Ameena M. McConnell, Principal Director, Creative Fruits

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CREATIVE FRUITS introduces…

July 10, 2009

Denise Fike, Fashion Artist

DeniseFike, Fashion Artist

Moordesign

MOORDESIGN – The design salon balances both sides of creative + industry for our associates.  Designed to inspire, please and educate, to share information and exchange knowledge; a forum for creative expression and exhibition for visual artists, designers/designer-makers, writers, fashionistas and creative business owners in the Creative Industries.

Working in association with UNTOLD and the London Design Festival at The V&A, we place our focus on Fashion.  We are presenting a series of panel sessions featuring industry experts and successful practitioners in the salon that have been created to explore issues and provide tips and solutions to the challenges that new and emerging Fashion design talent may encounter when handling the business side of their creativity.

The Trunk Show is our creative element of the design salon where we curate and showcase talented artistic and design associates.

A historical influence

For the concept of MOORDESIGN as a design salon Creative Fruits draws its inspiration from the historically famous philosophical and literary gatherings of the 17th and 18th century in Parisian society where men and women sought to increase their knowledge through conversations and readings.  They evolved into a place of enlightenment where the exchange of news, ideas and knowledge flourished and importantly functioned as a major channel of communication among intellectuals, artists, writers, and progressive thinkers.  Its focus typically centred on the literary arts but also covered art, fashion, business and politics.