Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / ASOS founder is the guest speaker at ASBCI Dinner 2009
ASOS founder is the guest speaker at ASBCI Dinner 2009
08
Apr '09
Nick Robertson Chief Executive, asos.com
Nick Robertson Chief Executive, asos.com
The UK's leading forum for clothing and textiles, the ASBCI, is delighted to announce that Nick Robertson, founder and chief executive of on-line fashion phenomenon asos.com is the guest speaker at its Annual Industry Dinner 2009. The dinner is being held at the Dunchurch Park Hotel, in Dunchurch, Rugby on Tuesday 19th May 2009 and is the finale event to the ASBCI Annual Industry Conference being held during the day. The evening will also host the finals and award ceremony for the ASBCI Student Design Innovation Award 2009, being sponsored by Marks & Spencer plc, M&S.

Nick Robertson founded asos.com in 2000 and it is now the UK's largest independent on-line fashion and beauty retailer with over two million registered users and 5.2 million unique visitors a month. Its innovative use of catwalk videos and on-line fashion blogs have established a new standard for fashion e-commerce and with sales predicted to reach £150 million by the end of March 2009 it is currently one of the UK's fastest growing retailers. In addition to explaining how asos.com is managing to buck the downturn in consumer spend, Nick Robertson will share his vision for fashion's retailing future.

The finals of the ASBCI Student Design Innovation Award 2009 sponsored this year by M&S, will also take place during the dinner. Paschal Little, head of technology, womenswear, lingerie and kidswear, M&S will announce the winners and present the first prize of £500, a second prize of £300 with third and fourth prizes of £200. Finalists have been selected by M&S from an initial entry of over 110 story board submissions from 11 UK-based fashion universities. Students were asked to design a truly innovative and unique collection of kidswear that must be fun, safe and comfortable.

As Paschal Little explained: “This is not so much a design challenge as about innovative ideas, no matter how conceptual. Our M&S design teams will look at the students' ideas with a view to turning them into a commercial reality so the winners could see their designs in M&S stores around the world.” He added: “It is a very exciting opportunity for the student finalists and a great opportunity for M&S to tap into fresh design talent. In past years we have been so impressed by the standard of entries that we have offered design positions to ASBCI student finalists.”

M&S continues to be a leader in delivering new garment innovations. It launched the first machine washable suits, 'magic' shapewear, ladder resist hosiery and 'secret support' underwear. For children it currently offers a line of innovative designs including the ipod blazer, reversible hoodies and bikinis, printed T-shirts that change colour in the sun and shirts that can turn into cuddly toys.

The ASBCI Annual Industry Conference held during the day is entitled: 'The Crude Cost CO2st of Fashion' – Addressing fashion's economic and energy challenges'. Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP, the National Grid and the UK Petroleum Industry Association will join speakers from Marks & Spencer's green fashion factory Brandix Lanka, Sainsbury's and Tesco Stores with Lauretta Roberts, editor of Drapers presenting her overview of the UK high street.


Must ReadView All

India’s garment imports from Bangladesh up 56% post-GST

Apparel/Garments | On 12th Dec 2017

India’s garment imports from Bangladesh up 56% post-GST

India has imported $87.4 million worth of readymade garments from...

Coats acquires yarn manufacturer Patrick Yarn Mill

Textiles | On 12th Dec 2017

Coats acquires yarn manufacturer Patrick Yarn Mill

Coats, the world’s leading industrial thread manufacturer, has...

Trade & consumers want MDR free digital payments: CAIT

Apparel/Garments | On 12th Dec 2017

Trade & consumers want MDR free digital payments: CAIT

Transaction charges like the merchant discount rate (MDR) applicable...

Interviews View All

Top executives
Textile & apparel bodies

The decision is transformational

Deepak Jain
Baggout

We are using Facebook and Instagram to promote ourselves

Victor Chao
Esmetex

‘In future, clothing boundary lines will become increasingly blurred.’

Urmil Arya

Sushila International, a well established textile organisation established ...

Rikesh Mistry

Jupiter Comtex Pvt Ltd, established in 1973, started its textile machinery ...

C Dhandayuthapani

MAG Solvics Private Limited was established in 1991 to design and develop...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

December 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.2%
No
12.1%
Skip
18.7%

Total Votes: 91

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.5%
No
30.8%
Skip
7.7%

Total Votes: 91

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
86.8%
No
9.9%
Skip
3.3%

Total Votes: 91

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
81.3%
No
8.8%
Skip
9.9%

Total Votes: 91


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search