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Is the Fashion Industry Actually, Properly Becoming More Diverse?

‘I did see a mix of races at the London Fashion Week shows I attended, but I didn’t see diversity in terms of size, non-binary models, age, or disability,’ says Tamara Cincik, CEO of Fashion Roundtable. She’s also concerned that the show venues are not accessible to people with disabilities – it took ten minutes for her and a wheelchair user to negotiate with security and then make their way through a warren of backstage areas just to reach their seats at one show.

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No Fashion (Week) on a Dead Planet

Shortly after the call to cancel became public, Fashion Roundtable founder Tamara Cincik issued an official statement to similar effect: “LFW is not a showcase of mass produced hyper sale mega brands, these are small companies with marginal turnovers- all of whom buy into sustainable business practice. These are the very people who support XR and see themselves as a part of that message.”

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In London, Fashion Takes a Break From Fashion

“The sector needs to understand that just because you’ve switched of and don’t want to talk about the nasty bogeyman in the room, that’s not the answer,” said Tamara Cincik founder and chief executive of Fashion Roundtable. “We have to deal with it.”

“To be honest one is more immediate than the other; one is business could be gone by Christmas,” said Cincik. “In Whitehall, they’re preparing for no deal, in Westminster they’re preparing for a General Election, and in the fashion world, they’re preparing for Extinction Rebellion.”

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Brexit and the Fashion Industry

In the 2016 referendum, 90% of British fashion designers voted to remain in the EU. Here are some of the reasons why.

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What’s the Carbon Footprint of a Fashion Show? No One Really Knows

“We need to address whether we really need all of these shows,” Tamara Cincik, the founder and CEO of Fashion Roundtable, says. “It’s relentless, and is it even working? Who buys this much stuff? I just don’t think the designer’s customer buys into the seasons like that anymore. I think the industry has to catch up to the new consumer, and a really big recalibration needs to happen. I’d like there to be a realization that we don’t have to follow fashion around the world like a headless chicken.”

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UK manufacturers call for action on migration

UK manufacturers have warned the fashion industry could face a “severe” shortage of skilled workers if a recommendation to restrict the migration of workers comes into force after Brexit.

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Fashion Week de Londres: 80 défilés, Burberry en tête d'affiche


"The sector is anxious and worried," said Tamara Cincik, founder of Fashion Roundtable, a consulting firm interviewed by AFP. "Until Brexit is decided, it is difficult for companies to make the necessary adjustments because they do not know what the impact will be on their business.”

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New-Look Burberry tops the bill at London Fashion Week

"The industry is anxious and worried and uncertainty is never good for the mood of anyone, let alone an industry based on freedom of movement," Tamara Cincik, founder and CEO of consultancy firm Fashion Roundtable, told AFP.

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How Will Brexit Impact the UK Fashion Industry?

Stylist Tamara Cincik set up Fashion Roundtable to make sure the industry’s concerns were heard. ‘Fishing makes £1.4 billion for the UK economy, fashion almost £30 billion, but we only hear about cod,’ she says. ‘I know of two long-established London brands, one in accessories, one in women’s and menswear, moving to Portugal, and a large fash-tech business looking to relocate its logistics to Italy. With a hard Brexit or no deal, swathes of fashion firms expect to leave,’

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Brexit casts shadow on London Fashion Week

A study by consultants Fashion Roundtable found 96 percent of business leaders in the British industry voted to stay in the EU. Their almost unanimous hostility to Brexit reflects a feeling across much of British cultural life, but also the fears of a sector strongly dependent on international trade.

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New-look Burberry tops the bill at London Fashion Week

"The industry is anxious and worried and uncertainty is never good for the mood of anyone, let alone an industry based on freedom of movement," Tamara Cincik, founder and CEO of consultancy firm Fashion Roundtable, told AFP.

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La Brexit non spaventa moda e lusso

"While many brands have moved logistics beyond the borders of the UK, many others are particularly concerned about the current political chaos and are waiting to understand what will happen before making strategic decisions on relocation” - explains Tamara Cincik, founder of Fashion Roundtable, secretariat of the parliamentary intergroup for fashion textiles. [Translated]

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LFW: Fears for fashion after Brexit

Tamara says “If it’s difficult to get to the country, if you can’t get the access to models, to talents, the clothes, I don’t think you’d be able to justify spending the money as a young designer to showcase in London.”

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Fashion Prepares for Brexit Disaster

“I don’t think anyone’s prepared,” said Tamara Cincik, founder and chief executive of Fashion Roundtable. “I don’t think they’re prepared, and that worries me.”

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UK Fashion Industry Faces Uncertain Future After Brexit Deal Voted Down

“After two years of not knowing what the outcome might be, we still today are unsure of what might happen,” said Tamara Cincik, founder and CEO of Fashion Roundtable. “Combine this with the issues to bricks and mortar retail and you have a perfect storm.”