Thursday 28th September 2017
Tickets are now available here.
We are incredibly excited to host Kim Winser OBE, Founder and CEO of Kim Winser London for an exclusive and intimate shopping evening at a beautiful townhouse in Mayfair. We initially hosted Kim back in December 2012, and she was an early supporter of the network. We are delighted that she will be returning to speak at Eyedea.
The latest Kim Winser London collection will be on show, with Kim’s retail team on hand for styling and assistance. Eyedea members will have an exclusive 10% discount on all purchased items on the evening. You can browse the collection ahead of time here: https://www.winserlondon.com.
The evening will be split into 2 sessions as follows:
Session 1: 18.30 – 20:15
Book this session for to hear Kim’s story, her career journey up to now, key challenges and highlights, followed by Q&A. There will be time to browse the new collection, try on, and purchase some beautiful items after the talk.
Session 2: 20:30 – 22:00
Book this session as Kim gives us an insight into creating your own business – with some specific insights into the fashion industry – and managing your own brand, followed by Q&A. There will be time to browse the new collection, try on, and purchase some beautiful items after the talk.
Bubbly and snacks will be served on arrival and during the sessions, if you wish to continue networking after the session, Eyedea members are invited to join the bar or tea room at the Flemings Hotel.
***Please be on time for the session that you sign up to – due to the intimacy of the event we will not be able to switch attendees between sessions and any latecomers will not be able to be admitted***
About Kim Winser:
Born in Helensburgh, Scotland, Kim was the youngest and first female Director of Marks & Spencer, Chief Executive of Pringle of Scotland, CEO of Aquascutum, Chairman of Agent Provocateur, not to mention advisor to Natalie Massenet at Net-a-Porter. Kim was appointed by Theresa May, Prime Minister as Trustee of the Natural History Museum and she is Independent Non-Executive Director (INED) of the luxury Peninsula Hotel and Property group.
Kim works with specific family funds on investments and also devotes time to advising aspiring young business individuals to help them achieve their goals. She supports various charities including working with HRH The Prince of Wales with The Prince’s Trust. Kim was asked to sit on The Good Work Commission for the government alongside selected other businessmen such as John Varley, then Chairman of Barclays. She works with students at Central Saint Martin’s and Heriot-Watt University and is a regular contributor to Forbes.
Kim was awarded a Doctorate by Heriot-Watt University in 2002 for her work in the British textile industry and an Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty The Queen for her services to the British fashion and retail industry in 2006.
A talented tennis player, Kim was chosen to represent her country and had to make a career-defining decision whether to pursue her sporting dreams or enter the world of retail.
Travel has always been a large part of Kim’s life – mainly for business, particularly for Winser London, but also in her role as INED of the Peninsula hotel group. Kim’s packing tips are valued by her customers – her ability to pack light while creating a multitude of outfit options from just a few pieces has been core to the development of the Winser clothing collection. So too has the ‘touch of stretch’ in every piece, which ensures you look as good at the end of the day, even after a long-haul flight, as you do at breakfast.
We look forward to seeing you on the 28th for a fantastic evening!
Eyedea Committee Team