London-based agency The Bridge Co. has given us an exclusive insight into their latest event entitled FYI The House Party next week. The event is a multi-faceted creative hub for the design industry and student creative’s, enabling them to come together and discover new skills and gain industry awareness. This year’s theme is ‘Creativity vs Commerce’.
Speakers: Nadine Davis and Tia Simon Campbell from BBZ London
Director of The Bridge Co, Katie Rose comments “So many designers and other creatives that I meet don’t feel comfortable or engaged thinking about the commercial side of their business. We want to show that it’s possible to have fun with it, and actually the balance between thinking creatively and commercially is where fun and success lie.”
Speaker: Yuki Haze the Creative Director and Co-Founder of Sukeban Magazine
The event takes place from 12th May to 15th May at 21-31 Shacklewell Lane in London. Over the four days there will be various events taking place, including panel discussions, workshops and a pop-up shop that will support independent brands such as Homage Tees, Copenhagen Candle Lab, I AND ME and many more.
Speaker: Josh Hight who started Personal Zine
The Bridge Co.
The Bridge Co. is an agency that helps fashion and lifestyle brands with their business solutions. The agency has worked with brands including Teatum Jones, CMMN SWDN, Roberta Einer and Haizhen Wang. Alongside this main aspect of the company they also run the FYI events that educate, connect and nourish the design industry for the future.
Speaker: Kim Boutin from DVTK
Check out the line up below made up of a range of exciting panel discussions and workshops.
Friday 12th May
6 – 8pm Home & Away: Visas & Sponsorship panel discussion on how to get a job or start a business in a post-Brexit Britain as an expat
Speakers: Maria Patsalos, Partner Mishcon de Reya, designer Ovelia Transtoto, Ellie Lancaster-Smith, HR Director EMEA at VICE, and other special guests
Saturday 13th May
2 – 3pm Profile Pictures: Drawing workshop hosted by Sophie McElligott
4 – 6pm Connected: Tech in Retail panel discussion on how to harness tech in retail as an emerging brand launching a store or a pop-up shop.
Speakers: Kim Boutin, Co-Founder DVTK, Fay Cowan, Director Brand & Content Decoded Fashion, Alice Ratcliffe, Brand Lead Appear Here and other special guests
Sunday 14th May
10.30 – 11.30am Wellness in a post-kale world panel discussion on how to strike the right work/life balance when working for yourself.
Speakers: Camilla Barnard, Co-Founder Rude Health, Bex Meredith, Director of Strategy and Business Development SEEN Group and other special guests
Breakfast provided by Rude Health
1 – 3pm A Little Loaf: Bread-making workshop hosted by The Bread Companion
4 – 5pm Take a Breath: red light yoga class hosted by ChromaYoga
Monday 15th May
12.30 – 1.15pm It Takes Two: Creative Collaboration panel discussion on how these pairings have made it in fashion and how to work collaboratively with a creative or business partner.
Speakers: Matt King, Stylist/Co-Founder SORT, Joseph Delaney, Editor NOWNESS/Co-Founder SORT, Josh Hight, Photographer/Art Director, Yuki Haze, Stylist/Photographer/Co-Founder Sukeban, Tia Simon-Campbell & Nadine Davis, Co-Founders BBZ London
6 – 8pm For the Love of Money: Finance for the Creative Freelancers & Start-Ups panel discussion on running your own finances as a freelancer or creative start-up.
Speakers: Rob Jones, Co-Founder/Designer Teatum Jones, Maureen McGuinness, Personal Finance Author, Ken Kirton, Founder HATO Press, and other special guests
8 – 10pm Closing party with a performance by Jas 8.30pm and a set by CKTRL 9pm
For more information and to secure your ticket to the event click here.