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Monday, 24 October 2011

Online Fashion Q&A on the Guardian Careers Section

Steph from The Fashion Careers Clinic will be on the panel of a live Q&A session on the Guardian careers website tomorrow, 25th October.

Titled 'What to do with a degree in fashion', the session which is between 1pm and 4pm gives you direct access to industry insiders who will aim to answer your career related questions and offer advice based upon their own experiences.

The panel includes:

Karinna Nobbs is a senior lecturer in International Fashion Branding at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), and GCU London. Previously Karinna has worked as a visual merchandiser at Benetton, Kookai and Polo
Ralph Lauren.

Louise Kenny graduated with an MSc in International Fashion Marketing earlier this year and has gone on to work in online visual and display for Miss Selfridge. Louise also runs her own fashion label, Loula Creates, designing tights and leggings.

Elinor Renfrew is academic director of fashion at Kingston University.

Mal Burkinshaw is programme director for Fashion Design at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh. He trained at Edinburgh College of Art before achieving an MA in Womenswear at the Royal College of Art, London.

Fiona Lambert is brand director at George. Fiona has worked for the company since its launch in 1990 and has been instrumental in taking the George brand forward. She will be online until 2pm.

Jane Gottelier is programme leader for Fashion Design and Performance Sportswear Design at University College Falmouth.

Dr Juliet Williams CBE is a director of the David Nieper Fashion Academy. David Nieper employs more than 240 people, including fashion designers, garment cutters and dressmakers. Through the Fashion Academy, David Nieper provides experience and training in fashion and manufacturing.

Kayleigh Archibald is in the sixth week of a three-month internship at David Nieper, a designer and manufacturer of lingerie, nightwear and clothing for women. A runner-up in the 2010 David Nieper Fashion Academy competition to find the best student fashion designers, Kayleigh's competition entry won her a £1,000 prize and an internship.

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