8.00pm : The Truth About Fashion : Kerry Potter and Friends

Thursday 15th 8.00pm

Join the former deputy editor of ELLE magazine, Kerry Potter, in conversation with three fashion luminaries and authors: The Times’ fashion editor Harriet Walker (The New Girl), journalist and campaigner Lauren Bravo (How To Break Up With Fast Fashion) and Sam Baker (The Shift). Together, they’ll discuss the good, the bad and the ugly aspects of the fashion industry, offer incisive advice on the art of dressing well and predict post pandemic style trends and shopping habits. This one is unmissable for every dedicated – or simply curious – follower of fashion.

THE FASHION PANEL

Kerry Potter : Host

The former deputy editor of ELLE magazine, Kerry has written about life and style for over 20 years for a wide range of glossies and newspapers, including the Sunday Telegraph andMail On Sunday. Her fashion claim to fame is that when she interviewed Sarah Jessica Parker (aka Sex & The City’s Carrie Bradshaw), SJP coveted Kerry’s shoes so much that she promptly went out and bought three pairs of the same style. 

The Panel

Harriet Walker

Harriet is the fashion editor of The Times. Her compelling debut novel, The New Girl, was published this year and the film rights were quickly snapped up. It’s about a pregnant fashion journalist who has serious misgivings about her maternity leave cover – think Single White Female meets The Devil Wears Prada

Lauren Bravo

After nabbing a weekly column in her local newspaper aged just 14, Lauren has gone on to dissect fashion (among other topics) for GraziaThe TelegraphThe GuardianThe Pooland Stylist. Her latest book, How To Break Up With Fast Fashion, urges us to rethink how we shop and choose sustainable style. 

Sam Baker

A veteran fashion magazine editor and award-winning novelist, Sam’s first non-fiction book, The Shift, does a rare thing – shines a spotlight on women aged 40 plus and asks them what they want from all aspects of life, from sex to work to relationships to fashion.