Professor Frances Corner, Head of London College of Fashion opened the 3rd annual Kering Talk with the comment that when LCF moves to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2020, all the faculties and facilities will be under one roof, giving the students and teaching staff "literally the space to think".
It is the mandate of FIREup to allow designers space, time, academic support and funding to conduct reflective research and steer their business forward in a more successful and thoughtful way.
In an era of accelerating tech entrepreneurship, it's easy to forget the tenacity of founders in other sectors. It was only after booking in at The Peech Hotel in Johannesburg that I discovered the story behind one of South Africa's most sought after eco-chic boutiques.