TAMARA CINCIK ON FASHION ROUNDTABLE
Tamara Cincik will be speaking at our How to Create Awareness? Panel Discussion & Networking evening on Thursday, November 2, 2017 – 6:30pm to 9:30pm @ CitizenM Hotel – Tower of London
Tamara Cincik graduated from UCL and since then has worked for over 10 years as a stylist, Fashion Director and image maker for international clients, shows & publications. From shows for Christian Lacroix, to KTZ, and editorials for i-D to Muse. Her celebrity clients include Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Bat For Lashes, working on their red carpet appearances, shows, VIP appearances, advertising campaigns, editorial and video shoots, press and album stills. Working directly with clients and PRs to maximise awareness for designers and brands.
Uniquely for a fashion stylist, two years ago Tamara went on The Fabian Women’s Network Mentoring Scheme, a prestigious scheme which supports women who want to become political leaders.She then worked in Westminster as a Parliamentary Researcher for her mentor. Now she is launching a new London-based political consultancy: ‘Fashion Roundtable’, with a very exciting team of fashion industry leaders, UK and EU political experts, and business stakeholders.
ASK TAMARA: CAN YOU TELL US MORE ABOUT FASHION ROUNDTABLE?
Fashion Roundtable is a new way to intersect fashion and politics: a consultancy which will offer political intelligence, public affairs to the fashion industry, and campaigns and events between the two.
Stacey Duguid is Fashion Director, Samuel Nicholls is Politics Director with Bev Malik as Fashion Business, Karen Binns as Fashion. But what makes us unique is we also have Swati Dhingra, Assistant Professor at The LSE as our Economics Panel Expert, Navjyot Lehl from Kings College, London’s UK In A Changing Europe think tank, as our UK Politics Panel Expert. We are also in dialogue with EU Policy Experts and Law.
That makes our offer exciting, new and coherent across fashion: from retail to design, from education to sustainable, as well as across politics, law and economics.
My work in Westminster highlighted to me that other industries are very cogent in their lobbying platform: whereas while I was there for almost a year, the only person raising the issues of a £28bn per annum business in the building, was me and organising roundtables with fashion industry stakeholders and parliamentarians (MPs, Peers and their advisers), was me.
That work fed into my Fashion and Brexit survey work which led to written evidence for the DCMS Brexit Select Committee and therefore informed our government about the concerns of our industry as we leave the EU.
But there is so much more to do: from highlighting the issues around the EBACC and the unintended consequence of the cliff edge drop in creative subject GCSEs, which already are affecting the UK talent pipeline of our arts and fashion students into colleges, to of course Brexit and the multilayered issues, which the fashion industry faces as the UK negotiates its withdrawal from the EU.
We plan to host fantastic events, which promote debate and access; as well as our research documents and access: not only London-centric, but definitely feeding into Whitehall: the hotbed of UK Political life, as well as City Hall and the newly empowered regional mayors.
Prior to our launch we have our survey online, please could you take a few minutes to answer our questions, so that in turn we have a clear idea of your concerns and how we can best lobby for you: