Zandra Rhodes to share career story and industry insight at February’s Spring Fair

Dame Zandra Rhodes

Legendary fashion designer Dame Zandra Rhodes will share her industry insight on the Inspiring Retail Stage at next month’s Moda at Spring Fair. The British fashion and textile designer will take part in a ‘fireside chat’ with retail analyst Natalie Berg, exploring her remarkable journey in design, leadership and innovation.

A pioneer of British fashion since the late 1960s, Zandra’s career has seen her produce over five decades of fashion collections, with a more recent focus on strategic collaborations with luxury fashion and lifestyle brands such as IKEA, Happy Socks and Poppy Lissiman.

During the session, the designer will share the story behind her fashion career providing insight into how her unique style and daring collaborations help shaped her brand. Attendees will also hear Zandra’s thoughts on the evolution of British fashion and cultivation of female leadership in retail.

Spring Fair

With talks taking place throughout Spring Fair’s four-day event, the Inspiring Retail Stage will also welcome Theo Paphitis, Kris Hamer of the British Retail Consortium and ESG pioneer Paul Wright.

Moda is one of the UK’s longest-running fashion trade shows and first united with 70-year-old Spring Fair in 2021. Buyers can browse the latest collections from womenswear, footwear, accessories and jewellery brands to discover fresh products for their stores. The Moda Catwalk also runs a full programme throughout the show’s duration including regular trend-led catwalks three times daily and informative talks from industry experts. Visitors can also attend Spring Fair and Source Home and Gift while at the show to discover even more newness in one place. Meanwhile, there’s also free parking and complimentary cloakroom facilities to make visiting more convenient for attendees.

The Fabric of Success: Dame Zandra Rhodes on Reinventing Fashion and Retail Leadership will take place on Spring Fair’s Inspiring Retail Stage at 12.30pm on Wednesday 7 February. Moda and Spring Fair runs from 4 – 7 February at Birmingham NEC. Register for free entry here.