ABOUT US


Fashion Roundtable advocate for long term strategic and sustainable growth for the entire fashion industry in the global marketplace.

Fashion Roundtable’s team of experts from fashion, business, economics and politics, engage with Governments and policy leaders, to provide the optimum outcomes for the economic and cultural future of the fashion industry. We consult across fashion and business.

Our manifestos, events, public affairs and political intelligence give fresh focus to the fashion industry. Fashion Roundtable support better understanding of the diverse needs and voices of the industry, harnessed to create the potential for long-term sector growth. We are a non-partisan, independent voice.


MEET THE TEAM

 

 

Tamara Cincik, Founder & CEO

Tamara is a UCL graduate and has 20 years experience working in the fashion industry, as a fashion editor and brand consultant, both in London and globally for publications such as i-D, Bazaar, Muse and Vogue, VIP clients and designer brands on advertising campaigns, fashion shows, consultancy and brand design.

Uniquely, Tamara has also worked in Westminster as a Parliamentary Researcher for Sharon Hodgson MP, who was her mentor on the prestigious Fabian Women's Network Mentoring Scheme, which trains women from diverse backgrounds into frontline politics. Tamara worked for Sharon primarily on the Art, Craft and Design in Education All Party Parliamentary Group, organising events at the Houses of Parliament, with politicians, educationalists, key sector stakeholders and creative industry leaders. While in Westminster, Tamara organised a series of roundtables for the fashion industry to meet with Parliamentarians, to discuss their key business, creative and consumer concerns around Brexit and future sector growth. Tamara now heads up the secretariat team for the All Party Parliamentary Group for Textiles and Fashion.

Samuel Nicholls, Political Director

Samuel is a graduate from King's College London, with several years experience in politics, policy and communications. As our Political Director, Samuel sets the political strategy and direction of Fashion Roundtable and supports the development of all members of the team.

Bev Malik, Fashion Buying and Retail Director

Bev began as an acclaimed Buyer for Harvey Nichols and Browns across menswear and womenswear. She has also worked with companies such as the British Fashion Council, and award winning retailers in Russia and the Middle East.

Karen Binns, Fashion and Style Director

New Yorker Karen Binns has worked in the fashion industry for over 20 years, beginning her career as muse to legendary artist Jean Michel Basquiat, as well as hosting celebrity downtown NY nights. Integral to 1980's NYC, with artists such as Andy Warhol and Basquiat, This understanding of popular culture and its currency in our creative, visual and fashion markets is implicit in her work. Karen worked for designer Andre Walker for his Paris catwalk shows for several seasons; she is Creative Director for Tori Amos, as well as a number of international recording artists and celebrities.

As a fashion editor, Karen worked for the UK based magazines 'True' and 'Untold' and as a freelance editor for numerous publications, including 'Dazed' and 'Rolling Stone', now publishing her own pop art journal 'What?' magazine. She has consulted for designers such as Kanye West, Zandra Rhodes, Ashish, Maharishi and Bernard Chandran. Karen has spoken on numerous panels including at the V&A, SHOWstudio, MASTERED and for Lulu Kennedy.

Marc Jacobs says: 'I've known Karen both personally and professionally for over two decades. Her boundless energy and enthusiasm for fashion is always a great and welcome inspiration to me. Her soaring, distinct vision and her insightful unique interpretation of "what is " and "what will be " makes her a truly rare and exceptional voice in the fashion universe.'

Swati Dhingra, Economics Expert

Swati Dhingra is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, researching globalisation and industrial policy.

Swati is co-author of the recent “Life after Brexit” report published by the LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance, which looked at the UK’s options outside of the EU.

She is also associate editor of the Journal of International Economics. Swati was awarded the FIW Young Economist Award and the Chair Jacquemin Award by the European Trade Study Group for her work on firms and globalization.

Swati's work has informed bodies such as the Parliamentary International Trade Committee, CBI, Treasury, Social Enterprise UK, Credit Suisse and Sunderland City Council, and has featured in the media, including the BBC, Foreign Affairs, Financial Times, The Economist, The Times and Business Standard.

Anna Fitzpatrick, Sustainability & Education Expert

Anna Fitzpatrick has a background in both fashion and politics and now works to combine the two wherever possible. She has developed her interests around the intersection of fashion and politics, thinking-through engagement and apathy in a fashion context and working to understand how to best foster sustainable change for the industry. Most recently, Anna’s attentions have turned to mitigating the impact of Brexit and promoting a sustainability agenda for fashion educators and industry partners.

Anna works at the Centre for Sustainable Fashion at the University of the Arts, London, communicating the Centre’s voice, values and ideas for a more sustainable future. Her focus on worker’s rights and the ultimate cost of fashion to women has been heightened since the Rana Plaza tragedy. In the run-up to the 2015 General Election she organised an event at the Houses of Parliament to engage young people in politics. Anna has been the secretariat of All Party Parliamentary Group on Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion.

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Navjyot Lehl is our UK Politics Expert

Navjyot is a LSE graduate, she has previously worked for Glenda Jackson MP and then Seema Malhotra MP in their Westminster offices and currently works at UK in a Changing Europe.

Eszter Kantor is our EU Expert; she is a senior policy expert with over 15 years of experience.

Eszter is based in Brussels and has extensive experience working with governments, companies, industry associations and other stakeholders in a variety of sectors across Europe and the United States. She has great experience in European policy as well as trade, investment and public procurement.

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