Atlantic Fashion Week is fast approaching, and with it, our newest industry event!

Presented in collaboration with Fashion Talks our panel discussion titled:

THE UN-STRAIGHT LINE TO SUCCESS

Moderated by Toronto host and founder of Fashion Talks Donna Bishop.... our panelists will include: 

Vicky Milner, President of CAFA & the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards,

Lisa Kisber, Digital and Television Fashion Personality,

Angela Campagnoni, Atlantic Fashion Week Founder and Director,

Lisa Drader-Murphy, Fashion Designer 

Carrie Lamb, Luxury Jewellery Designer of Frida Fine Jewellery

This inspirational panel discussion with industry leaders, will be exploring their journeys to success and the unlikely pathways that got them there.

The public event will take place at Pier 21 in Halifax, NS on September 21 as part of Atlantic Fashion Week and is free to attend – but spaces are limited so please register via our link HERE

MEET THE PANEL

VICKY MILNER

PRESIDENT of CAFA & the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards

Vicky Milner is a distinguished entrepreneur with extensive experience in an array of industries including fashion retail, music, entertainment, and non-profit management. An avid philanthropist with over 10 years’ experience in the event business; Vicky has founded and executed many large-scale events for notable brands, including Universal Music Group and the Herbie Fund. Vicky’s strong business acumen, passionate outlook on the fashion industry, and belief in celebrating Canada and its amazing talent makes her an exceptional leader for CAFA.

CAFA was created to celebrate outstanding achievement and emerging talent in the Canadian fashion industry. Mandated to grow a stronger appreciation of Canadian talent both at home and abroad, the goal of CAFA as a national platform is to foster the next generation of Canadian talent through an annual awards show and year-round economic development initiatives. 

DONNA BISHOP

FOUNDER & HOST, Fashion Talks

Donna Bishop is an accomplished interviewer, host, moderator and media trainer. Her background spans the fashion, beauty and media industries.

 

Donna can be heard regularly on CBC radio as the resident fashion columnist. As the host and founder of the podcast Fashion Talks, Donna interviews leaders in the fashion industry on a scope of topics that relate to the theme “observing the world through the lens of fashion”. She is programming consultant for CAFA (Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards) and is a mentor for the Toronto Fashion Incubator.

 

As a pioneer in the green beauty movement she has been featured as an expert in beauty or entrepreneurship in numerous media outlets including: The Marilyn Denis Show, E! Canada, Best Health Magazine, NOW Magazine, Green Heroes (TVO), Coming Clean (Smithsonian Channel), Cosmo TV, The Globe and Mail, InStyle Magazine, The MomShift (Random House) and numerous blogs.

LISA KISBER

Digital and Television Fashion Personality

Lisa Kisber's career began in law, practicing at a high-powered New York law firm, but she was always more Legally Blonde than L. A. Law! Her style, reporting, writing, presenting and love of people eventually came to the forefront with a focus on marketing, story-telling and live TV in fashion, beauty and lifestyle.

A huge believer and supporter of Canadian fashion and design, this is a passion Lisa continues to share as the official style correspondent for the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards, hosting and producing the only live red carpet show for Canada’s most glamorous night and throughout the year continues her role as the director of digital content for CAFA.

A born and raised Montrealer, Lisa had started a blog before most knew what a blog was and quickly became the first ever Official Style Blogger for Toronto Fashion Week and for Virgin Radio. Lisa was consulting with various lifestyle brands when she became the CMO and spokesperson for beauty brand Glossybox Canada, and she eventually became a regular lifestyle expert on local radio and TV morning shows. Lisa specifically loved live television, because there she could really feel and channel the audience's energy. With her focus on fashion and beauty, and her love of a great brand story, she used the vast knowledge she picked up as a fashion design student at the Fashion Institute of Technology and as a certified makeup artist on live TV. This unique experience has led up to her roles as a host on The Shopping Channel, as a lifestyle correspondent for Global Montreal and Toronto, as the fashion expert for Global’s new national morning show: The Morning Show and in her role at CAFA.

ANGELA CAMPAGNONI

FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ATLANTIC FASHION WEEK

With over 30 years in the fashion industry, Angela is a leader in the production and direction of Atlantic Canadian fashion events and is at the forefront of the Atlantic Canadian fashion scene.  Angela has built her reputation by uniquely combining her experience both on and off the runway, which has led to the successful production countless fashion shows and product launches throughout Atlantic Canada.

After Graduating in 1995 From Dalhousie University’s Costume Studies program Angela continuously worked as a Fashion Designer for over 11 years where she discovered her love of marketing and production. After the opportunity came to own her own modeling agency she continued to gained a solid reputation as a leading agent and fashion producer. She began developing Atlantic Fashion Week in 2007 which is currently entering Season 13.  

 

Having sold her Agency in 2014, Angela continued to focus on the growth of AFW and the continued expansion of her husband’s growing Fashion Brokerage where she lends her sales and marketing background to further its already leading reputation within the industry.  Angela has had the pleasure of being part of numerous boards and committees across Canada and was also awarded the Dress for Success Women of Spirit award.

CARRIE LAMB

OWNER & DESIGNER, FRIDA FINE JEWELLERY

Luxury Jewellery Designer Carrie Lamb, Having studied design and marketing in England, with undergraduate training in the high-end fashion industry with Jaeger in London, launched her fine jewellery and lifestyle brand, FRIDA, 14 years ago in Nova Scotia

There is a dream and passion at the heart of every business; it is the inspiration behind every step we take as visionaries.

The world of FRIDA is more than stunning custom jewels made with the finest gems, diamonds and pearls; it is a brand governed by an unwavering passion for the creative process. Pieces are handmade, dedicated to the celebration of individuality, beauty and the collective strength of women who are our inspiration

LISA DRADER-MURPHY

PRESIDENT & DESIGNER, LISA DRADER-MURPHY

Canadian designer Lisa Drader-Murphy is the president and sole owner of the Lisa Drader-Murphy brand, producing the Turbine and LDM labels.   A Progress Club Women of Excellence award-winner in the category of innovator/entrepreneur, Drader-Murphy has also been awarded Atlantic Business Magazine's Top 50 CEO award for two consecutive years. 

Her corporation is a vertical operation where Lisa Drader-Murphy, as owner and designer, is hands on in every aspect of the business. Her company is unique in that it is one of few remaining in Canada that houses the design, cutting, production, and retail of her collections - all from her privately run production and retail facilities, having produced hundreds of thousands of pieces in this manner.  Notably, Lisa has grown her business to 5 posh retail locations and a Mobile Boutique

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