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 papers, 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 inclusive 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. Tamara organised events at the Houses of Parliament, with politicians, educationalists, key sector stakeholders and creative industry leaders and a series of roundtables for the fashion industry to meet with Parliamentarians, to discuss their 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.

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Jodi Muter-Hamilton, Communications Director

Jodi has worked across fashion, tech and communications for the past 20 years. As a designer for her own swimwear brand, with her podcasts for her company Black Neon Digital, exploring all aspects of sustainable and circularity in fashion through a fashion lens and as a communications consultant for leading UK FashionTech firms. Jodi's expertise in tech, sustainability and inclusive business innovation are core values in line with Fashion Roundtable's vision for the industry.


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.

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Navjyot Lehl, 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 leading think tank UK in a Changing Europe.

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 as a fashion director as well as creative director for a number of international recording artists and celebrities.

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.'


Anna Fitzpatrick, Sustainability & Education Expert

Anna has a background across politics and fashion. She 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. 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.

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 the British Fashion Council, and award winning retailers in Europe, Russia and the Middle East.

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Florence Raja, Business Development Expert 

Florence Raja has a decade worth of experience in private and public sector work. Expertise in Business Development/Institutional Sales and Consulting at Goldman Sachs and M&G within the asset management sector. Experience in Business Recovery Services (administrations and bankruptcies) at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Simultaneously Florence has worked with the government for a decade alongside MPs, GLA members and MEPs on policy and public engagement. Florence has been a member of Goldman Sachs Women's Network and 100 Women in Hedgefunds. Additionally Florence has 5 years experience within the Sustainable fashion entrepreneurship space and working with charity/NGO/ foundations. Florence has expertise in performing arts sector/fundraising and sits on the board of New English Ballet Theatre (NEBT). Florence is fluent in Russian and was shortlisted for Red magazine award "woman to watch under 30" several years ago.



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Eszter Kantor, EU Expert

Eszter is based in Brussels and has over 15 years of 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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Rafaella de Freitas, Policy Research Assistant

Rafaella is a Philosophy, Politics and Economics graduate from King's College London. She has previously worked with academic research, acting as a Research Assistant to KCL's Political Economy Department in a project investigating the democratic accountability of regulatory agencies, and is currently in the role of Equity Research Analyst in an independent primary research and stakeholder intelligence firm.

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Lottie Jackson Writer and Correspondent

Lottie is a an Oxford Graduate with an impressive track record in bylines across ES Magazine, Sunday Times Style, and research work for Vanity Fair since graduating in 2017. Lottie’s writing for FR focuses on sustainability, new business models, inclusion and diversity within fashion and she co-curated our first Body Image and Identity Politics agenda.


FASHION ROUNDTABLE ADVISORS

Rehana Ameer            Councillor for Vintry Ward, City of London & Business Woman

Zowie Broach              Head of Fashion at The Royal College of Art

Caroline Burstein         Former Creative Director at Browns Fashion, Former CEO at Molton Brown and CEO at Browns Brides

Frances Card               Luxury Brand Consultant, Former COO of Matchesfashion and board member of Liberty London and Bauer Media

Kenya Hunt                  Deputy Editor ELLE UK

Harold Tillman CBE     Former CEO of the BFC and Chair of Fashion Matters 

All videos shot at SHOWstudio