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A Fashion Business Club Triumvirate: An editor and designer joining forces for the next highly anticipated meeting.

FBC is excited to welcome guest speakers, designer Jonathan Saunders interviewed by FBC board member and editor of, Dolly Jones.

The meeting will be held Thursday, November 26 at the Swarovski CRYSTALLIZED™ Lounge.

“A designer, a buyer and editor all rely on each other for content, sales, product, feedback, promotion, and advertising. It’s quite an intense and dynamic relationship. We’re lucky to have three of the best in London with us at FBC and I can’t wait to see them in action.” Courtney Blackman, FBC co-founder and co-chairman.

Jonathan Saunders is one of London’s most commercially successful designers. Stocked at Browns and a long list of department stores and boutiques around
the globe, his collections are renowned for their graphic prints and use of colour. Jonathan graduated from Central Saint Martin’s with an MA in Printed Textiles in 2002. After winning the Lancome Colour Award that same year, he continued on to consult for some of the largest and most prominent print fashion houses in Europe. Most recently he staged a successful return to the London Fashion Week schedule.

Erin Mullaney started her career as a consultant at Christian Louboutin after graduating from Washington and Lee University in 1998. In a matter of years, Erin had landed a job as a buyer at Harrods, and eventually took post as senior buyer at Selfridges. Currently, Erin is the buying director of the prestigious and fashion forward Browns.

“Understanding the finer points of the designer, buyer and editor relationship can make all the difference to a fashion business. Those who make the connection, tend to succeed - and FBC is all about helping our members succeed.” Alison Whelan, FBC co-founder and co-chairman

Not only will FBC members get a chance to hear first hand what the dynamic and working relationship is like between an editor, a buyer and a designer, but they’ll also be able to interact and ask questions to arguably the most successful professionals in London.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, November 26 at the Swarovski CRYSTALLIZED™ Lounge from 3:00pm-4.30pm. “A sparkling space devoted to innovation, inspiration and relaxation, the Swarovski CRYSTALLIZED™ Lounge provides the perfect platform for a successful fashion forum” Stine Brogaard, Swarovski Marketing Operations Manager

FBC is a business-focused members club, created on the basis of bringing bright-minded fashion professionals together six times a year at an informal venue to listen to inspiring speakers, learn and do business together. The ethos of the club is generosity and the desire to share knowledge, along with at least two-years’ experience in the industry.

The club was started by Alison Whelan and Courtney Blackman in 2006, and they, along with editor, Dolly Jones and renowned designer/illustrator, Daisy de Villeneuve make up the Board.

Members include home-grown and internationals, well-known and aspiring designers, journalists, photographers, stylists, buyers, brand managers, make-up artists, manufacturers, lawyers, graphic designers, copywriters, retailers, IP specialists, creative directors, PRs, brand managers and more.


FBC meets six times a year on the last Thursday of every other month from 3:00pm-4.30pm in London’s W1. If you would like more information about FBC
or would like to cover the event, please send an email to:

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