2015 Speaker Presentations
Keynote: Protecting the skills of the hand in the age of the brand.
Mark Henderson, Chairman, Gieves & Hawkes, Savile Row
Mark Henderson is the moderniser behind Savile Row legend, Gieves & Hawkes, founded 1771. He is also the founder of The New Craftsmen, Mayfair, which allows leading artisans to escape the silo of “craft” and access upscale clients looking for the ultimate luxury: originality.
Marion Hume Meets: Philip Treacy OBE.
He’s given the finishing touches to royals and catwalk shows, been celebrated in museum shows from St Petersberg to Sao Paolo. But how can you expand when everything that carries your label needs to be made by your own hands? Hat designer, Philip Treacy, talks to Marion Hume about the peculiar and precious power of the hat and the challenges and opportunities of being the brand.
Creativity, collaboration and luxury