Pure London 2020 announces Dame Zandra Rhodes as keynote speaker

Dame Zandra Rhodes

Pure London announce British designer Dame Zandra Rhodes as a keynote speaker during their AW20/21 show.

Zandra will speak at to the newly created Nomad stage in the National Hall of Olympia London to discuss ‘50 Years of Fabulous’ at 3.30pm on Sunday 9th February 2020.

Pure London is the UK’s leading trade fashion buying event, offering buyers from UK and internationally the opportunity to discover collections launching for the season ahead, attend catwalk shows and hear from industry experts in workshops.

Visitors will hear her speak about the ups and downs of her career as she celebrates her own Jubilee in the fashion industry. Over the past 50 years, Zandra has dressed figureheads of the fashion industry in her signature creations, which combine vibrant patterns and finishes with superior-quality fabrics.

Dame Zandra Rhodes

Zandra marked her 50 years in fashion in September 2019 with a retrospective exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum, a book published by Yale and a collection for SS20 entitled ‘The Jubilee Collection.’ The fashion icon shows no signs of slowing down – announcing future collaborations with IKEA and working on her AW20 collection, to be shown in February 2020 at LFW.

The new Nomad Stage offers a dedicated platform for industry leaders, changemakers and personalities to discuss the most pertinent and significant global topics in the industry, share their stories, and offer practical business advice.

Pure London and Pure Origin is open at Olympia London from the 9–11 February 2020.