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The Brand Lab: Podcast

Join our founder Connie, on our extra-special series of podcast episodes, where we have invited some of our favourite brands to chat all things business, empowerment and entrepreneurship. If you are looking to start a business, need guidance navitigating the next career move or simply enjoy listening to some successful entrepreneurs speak about their passions, this series is most definitely for you.

Our listeners will get an insight into the operations of fashion and lifestyle businesses as Connie sits down to host fellow founders and industry leaders behind cult brands and discuss topics around growth strategies, omnichannel marketing, adapting from the effects of the pandemic, staying innovative & relevant in an evolving market and much more.

Stay tuned on all platforms for the episodes to go live!

Episode 1: Amanda Morgan, Managing Director at Diptyque UK

Amanda Morgan, Managing Director UK of cult Parisian fragrance brand Diptyque, sits down with Connie to discuss her career history from her Australian roots, the changing world of business evolving into multiple omnichannels beyond bricks and mortar retail and the importance in being continuously innovative, agile and staying ahead of the competition.

Episode 2: Orlagh McCloskey and Henrietta Rix, Founders of Rixo

Orlagh McCloskey and Henrietta Rix, co-founders of London-based fashion label Rixo, chat with Connie to discuss their start-up story, creative inspiration behind their iconic designs and approach to community building through inclusivity in campaign models to rolling out more immersive physical retail spaces. ‘You create situations for yourself by putting yourself out there...as all business is based on relationships so you’ve just got to believe in yourself’

Episode 3: Charlotte Williams, Founder of SevenSix Agency

Charlotte Williams, Founder of SevenSix Agency on representation and changing the landscape of influencer marketing. Charlotte Williams, model, influencer and Founder of influencer agency SevenSix, joins Connie to discuss representation in advertising, misconceptions of the influencer industry and growing her team rapidly since launching in 2019.

Episode 4: Victoria Prew, Founder of Hurr

Victoria Prew, co-founder of C2C clothing rental platform Hurr and recognised Drapers 30 Under 30 entrepreneur, chats with Connie on her role in the revolutionary rental space. Dubbed the Airbnb of fashion, Victoria chats around spoke the inspiration behind the business, importance of tech, sustainability and some great tips for ambitious individuals!

Episode 5: Nina Patel, Retail Innovation Director at FarFetch

Nina is the Retail Innovation Director at Farfetch, the online luxury fashion store. A close friend of Connie's, Nina will be chatting about her role, and how she is working towards Farfetch's vision of being 'the global technology platform for luxury fashion, connecting creators, curators and consumers.'

Episode 6: Ade Hassan, Founder of Nubian Skin

Launched in 2014 by Ade Hassan, Nubian Skin is a global brand, stocked at Nordstrom & Asos. Ade has always had an entrepreneurial streak, and has wanted to launch a business due to her parents' driven attitude. Connie will be speaking to Ade about her vision of a lingerie brand for people of colour, and how she has been so successful from the outset of starting her brand!

Episode 7: David Abrahamovitch, Founder & CEO at Grind

David started his business journey in 2011, when he inherited his father’s phone company after losing his dad at 25 - he decided to keep the space in Old Street and convert it into a coffee shop inspired by cafes from his travels, and so Grind was born. Connie will be chatting with David about how he grew his business into the brand we know and love.

Stay tuned and make sure you're following us on Apple Music & Spotify to be the first to know when the new episodes are live!