Andrea Bury is a marketing expert and social entrepreneur. In 2001 she founded the communication agency Calliope. Six years later, Andrea moved to Marrakesh and opened a city palace. The AnaYela, a “Place of Inspiration” established soon as a hot spot for international thinkers. Living there inspired her to create the social fashion brand ABURY.
Founder & CEO of ABURY Collection
Eva has worked as a model for internationally renowned brands such as Eres, Chanel and Armani. In 2014, Eva started her own label Ce’nou together with Katja Will.
Working on charitable projects and contributing to a sustainable lifestyle has been a passion for Eva for many years. She is an ambassador for German UNICEF council and supporter of the Ronald McDonald house in Berlin.
German Supermodel and Designer
Orsola de Castro is a pioneer and internationally recognised opinion leader in sustainable fashion. In 2006, she co-founded Estethica and in 2011 Orsola started Reclaim To Wear, an organisation working extensively to bring up cycling to the mainstream. In 2014, with Carry Somers, she founded Fashion Revolution Day.
Orsola de Castro
Co-Founder of Fashion Revolution
An entrepreneur, change-maker and author, Diana Verde Nieto previously founded Clownfish in 2002, a pioneering global sustainability consultancy, which was sold to Aegis Media in 2008. Now she is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Positive Luxury, the United Kingdom's first online consumer guide to living positively.
Diana Verde Nieto
Founder and CEO of Positive Luxury
Co-Founder and Member of the Board of Thjnk AG
Lovisa is the Executive Producer of The Next Black, a documentary about the future of fashion, which was launched in 2014 and has been renowned as a ``must-see`` and a wake up call. AEG has been educating around why and how to care for clothes in a better way. Lovisa is also leading some sustainability initiatives at the company. Prior to joining AEG, Lovisa has been working at Google amongst other companies.
PR Manager at AEG EMEA
Sebastian Paas is a partner at KPMG in Consulting. He is responsible for the CIO Advisory Services in Germany. For more than 14 years, he has specialised in management consulting in IT, with number of different projects carried out in retail, consumer goods and automotive industry.
Partner, KPMG (Germany)
Bibi Russell is a former international model and Bangladeshi fashion designer. In 1994, Bibi opened her own fashion company, Bibi Productions, in Bangladesh with the desire of infusing indigenous Bengali cultural elements into her designs.
Founder and CEO of Bibi Productions
Named as one of the 100 Most Influential People in 2014, and nominated for Outstanding Communicator of the Year by The Africa Fashion Awards, Diana Opoti is more than a fashion enthusiast, she is a true champion of the continent’s fashion, and one of Africa’s most formidable fashion connectors through her agency Diana Opoti PR.
Agency Director - Diana Opoti PR
“I am totally autodidact, I am not working with designing skills, I am working just with creativity and intuition.”
Artsi Ifrah - ART/C
Fashion Designer & Mentor for Moroccan Designers
Stephanie is a Designer based in London. She studied womenswear at the University of the Arts before focusing on accessories and setting up her own label Sirice. In 2007, she moved to Beijing to work for Bestseller Group. Thereafter she embarked to Hong Kong where she is in charge of Shanghai Tang's accessories collections to this day.
The native Kenyan, have been involved with fashion for over 26 years where she had a successful career on the catwalk as a model. She is involved in fashion projects with links to her heritage, starting in 2013 the Fashion Africa 254 and in in 2014 she the African designers for tomorrow (2014-2015) - a unique concept that gives emerging African designers international image and access to the European markets.
Founder & Ceo of Fashion Africa 254
Pam Samasuwo-Nyawiri is the first winner of ABURY Design Experience. She has a first degree in Journalism and Communications but her passion for creativity and fashion impelled her to get another one in Fashion Accessory Design.
Currently Pam writes for several publications and is committed to this ethical framework of ”products that give back” by working with artisan communities globally.