The fashion weeks season may be high on new trends, glitz and glamour but the reality of running a fashion retail business more often feels like a fight for survival right in the current climate. With fashion retailers under pressure, broadcaster Ben Bland sits down with senior industry thinkers to discuss the challenges that exist, as well as can be done to deliver practical long-lasting improvements in retail performance. Our guest panel features Nayna McIntosh, founder of Hope Fashion, Lorna Hall, director – retail at WGSN and Kirsty Kean, lead retail specialist with Visual Thinking.

Recording & Production by and Spiritland Studio and Boutique Recording.


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