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Emily Gordon-Smith

Head of fashion at Stylus, the innovation research & advisory company

As head of fashion, Emily helps brands and creative agencies stay abreast of trends and developments within the fashion industry. With 25 years' experience in the industry, Emily has worked with mega names including Topshop, Walt Disney, Biba and Kookai. She has been a consultant for blue chip fashion retailers worldwide, created product in collaboration with major artists including Sir Peter Blake and worked on brand strategy for both the high-end and mass-market. Emily has also contributed to various published books on the history of fashion, popular culture and modern art.

Size - Dressing The New Normal

Fashion's slow response to embrace plus size, or 'extended sizes' - a far healthier use of language - is enveloped in historical perceptions of 'thin' that reach right back to the last century. Positioned as the correct aesthetic, it has led to this sizing becoming the norm in western driven fashion terms.
09/10/2017 11:02 BST