Brand Strategy Agency
BDA is an East London design agency with 25 years experience in fashion retail consultancy. BDA brings constant inspiration and innovation to their international client base through multi channel media and above the line strategy workshops, providing a complete and tailored creative process.
BDA London work as an integral part of the buying process, driving product change in order to take full advantage of commercial opportunities. BDA team have strong backgrounds in buying, retail and design and are able to challenge what is done, how it is done and why it has been done throughout the range building process.
BDA helps clarify where the real opportunity lies for the actual customer focus and work with both the product and marketing teams to form a holistic product strategy.
Luxury Goods Strategic Consultant
Donatella Zappieri is based in Milan, Italy and work internationally as a consultant in the world of luxury. Donatella has been working in the jewellery sector for about thirty years. She has held important positions in marketing, design, PR for various companies such as Pomellato. Gianni Carità, Swarovski. In Swarovski, he contributed to the creation of the jewel division, bringing it to its current success. In January 2010, Donatella founded her studio as a Luxury Goods Strategic Consultant, focusing on premium and luxury companies. Her 360 ° expertise touches both the creative direction and product development, strategic marketing, as well as the organisation of events. In 2016, he obtained the certification of Experienced Executive Professional issued by ManagerItalia. She has taught at HEAD Geneva (Jewellery Department) for more than six years and is now Director of two Masters at Créa Geneva. She regularly teaches at IES, Domus Academy, IULM, Polytechnic and is a member of the Professional Faculty of SDA Bocconi. Donatella also writes for various newspapers such as VO +, Il Tarì, Preziosa and Man in Town.
Ian Scott Kettle
Fashion Design, Innovation & Branding Consultant
Ian is a well-respected, inspiring and professional consultant & educator, delivering masterclasses in fashion, research & development, and Brand Mentoring, with over twenty 25 experience in the international independent design market.
Ian’s design career has been based on his advanced skills in pattern cutting and refined bespoke construction techniques, as well as a keen eye for architectural design innovation in fashion. Having worked primarily for Dexter Wong, a UK based independent designer as head of womenswear, a brand best know for their 90’s club based aesthetic that sold extensively in London, New York and Paris, while designing commissions for the likes of Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, before stepping out on his own, first in womenswear and then menswear.
Today the DNA of Ian’s eponymous mens accessory brand Ian Scott Kettle centres itself around craft, service, sartorial innovation and sustainability. ‘The typologies I create are ‘constructed’ forms, I have little to no interest in decorative or textural explorations, instead I prefer to work in flat colour and cut shapes to emphasise the structure. ‘ pioneering an exciting new wave in bespoke menswear accessories. The work is informed by a love for art history and extensive knowledge of traditional gentlemen's cloth accessories, re-imagined through classic bespoke construction and modern cutting methods. Re-working classic accessories such as the bow tie, cummerbund, cravat and neck tie while also working to reintroduce typologies that have been lost to time, such as the band, jabot, coif and chaperon.
Setting aside the fixed fashion schedule he has professionally adhered to for over twenty five years and adopting a fully bespoke, face-to-face client ‘service’ instead, has allowed for the intimacy and uniqueness necessary for a small design driven business to survive today.
Systemic Organisational Consultant
Judith is the founder of Moving Constellations and a former director of the Nowhere foundation. She is one of Britain's foremost practitioners and trainers of Constellations and is highly regarded internationally as an expert in systemic approaches.
A UKCP-registered Gestalt practitioner and couples therapist of over 25 years, Judith has trained generations of therapists in the Gestalt model. In 1991, she trained in constellations work from its founder, Bert Hellinger, among others, and is now a leading figure in this world community of practitioners and teachers. Her previous experience as an English teacher and lecturer in education studies at the Institute of Education allowed her to pioneer this educational work.
Leadership Consultant & Coach
Grahame provides individual coaching, team workshops and leadership development programmes. He has worked extensively in the UK, USA and Europe, and within a diverse range of industries including retailing, distribution, manufacturing and the financial industries. He has a varied background in design, furniture making, education, management training and twenty years experience and knowledge of organisation development. He also writes fables and stories to help people understand and work with personal change.
Grahame is particularly interested in the link between our family of origin, being authentic, using our unique talents and the impact of unconscious patterns and conditioning on key decision making and choices. His clients include: Google, Barclays Bank, Virgin, Nestle, Vodafone, Tetra Pack, EMI, TV3, Tesco, Mothercare, Europcar, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, WPP, Barbican Centre, WH Smith, Eircom, Costa Coffee, Experian, The Winery, The Reading Agency, City & Islington College and other British and international businesses.
Change Consultant & Art Psychotherapist
Lillie brings a robust, theoretical and practical understanding of leadership and change and has developed cultural change programs for supporting organisation development processes. She harnesses knowledge and energy to foster self-sufficiency and genuine resilience in clients.
More than 20 years experience as an Art Psychotherapist, Consultant Supervisor, Group Facilitator and International Trainer, allied with a deep understanding of the social forces and hidden dynamics that affect communities and organisation, allows Lillie to build and develop teams and facilitate improve performance. Lillie’s collaborative approach helps her clients deliver real benefit to their organisations and for themselves by facilitating lasting change.
Systemic Coach, Facilitator & Consultant
Penny is often engaged for complex and sensitive assignments which require someone who can see beyond the presenting issue and calmly get to the root of problems and concerns. She has a good understanding of personality traits which impact upon business leadership and is able to challenge in a clear and supportive way. Penny’s coaching and consulting comes from a place of calmness and considered reflection. She creates a calming and centring space for her clients.
Penny is an International Coach Federation accredited executive coach (PCC), facilitator and change management consultant working with individuals and teams. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management. Penny works generatively with individuals and teams to build healthy organisations which can deliver high levels of performance. She facilitates the management of change in a way which gets the best out of people. Author of Generative Change Management: Creating Positive Organisations and Flourishing People, ISBN: 978-87-403-1567-7.
Creative Director & Photographer
British born photographer Hazlett-Beard has been working within the fashion and music industries for the past 3 years. The foundation for his work lay within a keen interest in psychology and basic human interaction. Focusing on creating a safe environment for his subjects to freely express themselves and remove masks rather than projecting his ideals on his subjects he aims to empower them.
Hazlett-Beard’s clients and publications include: Virgin EMI, Sophia Webster, Thames & Hudson, Percy & Reed, MNEK, ROAR management, The Hunger magazine, Paper Magazine, WWD, Grazia, Drapers, The BRIT Awards, Vogue, Marie Claire UK & Elle UK alongside many emerging talents and brands globally.
Rocío Martínez Saldaña
Fashion Design & Innovation Consultan
Professional in the fashion industry with more than 15 years of international experience in the development of fashion and accessories collections for womenswear and menswear, with a broad commercial vision and an extensive knowledge of sustainability processes for fashion businesses.
A creative, resolved, dynamic and innovative professional, with contemporary leadership capacity and a team player skills.
Her professional training and experience in marketing and advertising allow her to work with a broad perspective of the business, linking creativity, strategic thinking, technical skills and communication skills.
Passionate about image and fashion with excellent knowledge of brands and market.