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London Uprising

To celebrate the publication of London Uprising, attendees joined designer Anya Hindmarch and co-editors Sarah Mower MBE and Tania Fares for a behind-the-scenes look at the phenomenon of contemporary designer fashion in London.

What to expect?

The map of London's fashion community runs from East to West, North to South – from tiny start-ups to huge global companies. And its power is felt around the world. London Uprising: 50 Fashion Designers, One City (published by Phaidon) explains how this happened in past ten years. The short answer is the fashion colleges who encourage originality, and the city’s friendliness and openness to all nationalities.

To mark the publication of this exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the studios of 50 fashion designers, attendees joined featured designer Anya Hindmarch, CBE, and the book's co-editors Sarah Mower, MBE, British Fashion journalist and chief critic of and Tania Fares, Co-Founder of The Fashion Trust which supports young designers.

There was a book signing for London Uprising following the talk.

Hosted by Sarah Miller

Hussein Chalayan / Chalayan. Showers dissolve soluble coats to reveal delicate dresses, Spring/Summer 2016. Image credit: courtesy of Hussein Chalayan

Anya Hindmarch. AW/2017, Image credit: courtesy Anya Hindmarch

Anya Hindmarch. Autumn/Winter 2014 transferred graphics from British household brands onto hit totes. Image credit: courtesy Anya Hindmarch

Ashish Gupta / Ashish. Photographed by Kevin Davies, 16 March 2016.

Manolo Blahnik. Souvenirs, inspirations and memories, Manolo Blahnik’s private studio. Image credit: David Hughes

Booking information

Adult £10, student/concession £7.50, Members £9

For a five day priority booking period Members have access to a limited number of tickets that are available at a 10% discount before tickets go on general release.


Anya Hindmarch

Anya Hindmarch founded her business in London in 1987 and has since grown into a global brand that has over 45 stores - including flagships in New York, London, Tokyo and LA – and is stocked in many of the world’s best retail stores, from Barney’s in New York to Boon the Shop in Korea. A passionate advocate of British design and arts, Anya is also a UK Trade Ambassador, a Non-Executive Director of the British Fashion Council and a trustee of the Royal Academy and the Design Museum. In 2017 she was awarded a CBE in recognition for her contribution to the British fashion industry.

Tania Fares

Tania Fares co-founded the BFC Fashion Trust in 2013. This not-for-profit organisation connects more than 130 community members from business, finance and the arts. It also mentors and supports talented young designers. In 2014, Fares became a British Vogue contributing editor.

Sarah Mower

Sarah Mower MBE is a journalist and advocate for young designers. As chief critic for, and Vogue's she has charted the rise of many of the designers in this book. In 2009 she was made BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent and chair of the NEWGEN selection committee.


Sarah Miller

Sarah Miller is the Founder/CEO of Sarah Miller & Partners, a creative agency that specialises in brand strategy, development and content for a range of luxury and lifestyle brands. Prior to this, Sarah was founding Editor-in-Chief of Condé Nast Traveller (UK, launched in 1997) which she edited for 15 years before launching Condé Nast Traveller in China. She has won Editor of the year seven times and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Arts.

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