DATE & TIME
Tuesday 28th November
9:00 am to 11:00 am
A limited number of books by Tania Fares: ‘London Uprising: Fifty Fashion Designers, One City » will be for sale and available for signing – please let us know if you are interested.
28 Berkeley Square
London W1J 6EN
Tania Fares was born in Lebanon and moved to Paris at the age of nine. It was there that she fell in love with the beauty of form and design thanks to her beloved uncle, who showed her the great museums, buildings and art of the city. Tania’s involvement in fashion and design began after taking an internship at Pierre Cardin. Inspired by the creativity and artistry of the designer’s studio, she has dedicated her professional life to empowering creativity both in London and abroad.
Driven by her own experience of setting up a fashion label, Tania determined to find a way to support up and coming designers, and help them to overcome the challenges of creating a stand-alone brand. So in 2011, with her friend Kim Hersov, Editor-at-large for Porter Magazine, Tania founded the British Fashion Council Trust in London which mentors and supports designers.
In 2013, Tania was appointed contributing editor for British Vogue and continues to be an active member of the creative community in London, supporting and championing fashion, art and design. She is the Jury panel at PAD London and sits on the advisory board of Sotheby’s.
Tania also works in partnership with Farfetch, to help launch new designers from UK universities.
Tania’s love for British design is reflected in her wardrobe, with many favourite pieces coming from London-based designers such Peter Pilotto, Roksanda and Mary Katrantzou.
Mary Katrantzou established her namesake brand in 2008, after studying Architecture at Rhode Island School of Design in the US and graduating with a BA in Textile design and an MA in Fashion from Central Saint Martins in London.
Her graduation show in 2008, which featured trompe l’oeil prints of oversized jewellery on jersey-bonded dresses, took the industry by storm, immediately securing a number of prestigious stockists including Browns, Joyce and Colette.
Mary Katrantzou was dubbed « The Queen of Print » by press, a moniker that recognised the enormous influence of her work in the medium. Katrantzou’s work changed the face of twenty-first century fashion, inspiring high fashion and high street designers alike. Refining her signature aesthetic, Katrantzou expanded the complexity of her textile beyond print, translating her visuals to knit, digital craftsmanship, lace, and a focus on form.
Prestigious collaborations have included capsule ranges with Longchamp, Moncler, and Adidas Originals. Mary has also collaborated with artist Pablo Bronstein at the ICA, designed costumes for the NYC Ballet and the Paris Opera and her work has been exhibited at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art.