British fashion designer, Amanda Wakeley OBE, chats to Will Gowing about working as a model in New York in the 1980s, launching her own label and how she realised her passion for fashion at a very young age.
S2 Episode 4 - The Crown Estate and Amanda Wakeley
Leading with James Ashton
Dame Alison Nimmo and Amanda Wakeley join James Ashton to discuss juggling responsibilities, the power of coaching, trusting your team and putting your name over the door. Dame Alison Nimmo is chief executive the Crown Estate, a diverse £14bn property portfolio that plays landlord to high-end retailers along London’s Regent Street as well as offshore wind farms along the coastline. The estate is owned by the Queen but independently managed and a portion of its profits fund the Royal Family. Dame Alison’s career is rooted in regeneration, leading the team that rebuilt Manchester city centre after the 1996 bombing. As design director for the Olympic Delivery Authority, she was responsible for radical structures such as the aquatics centre and the velodrome that played host to the 2012 London Olympics. Amanda Wakeley is the founder and creative director of the luxury clothing brand Amanda Wakeley which embraces ready-to-wear, handbags and accessories and a renowned wedding dress collection. Founded in 1990, the brand attracted early fans in the late Princess of Wales and Queen Rania of Jordan. Run from a flagship boutique in Mayfair, today its designs are worn by Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez and Michelle Obama. Wakeley is a spokesperson on fashion and wellbeing matters, as well as a breast cancer fundraiser. Find out more @leadingpod or www.leadingpod.com
Amanda Wakeley OBE is a British fashion designer best known for her evening and cocktail dresses and accessories, and for her “clean glam” signature style, Amanda has also developed a presence in daywear, including day-dresses, tailoring and knitwear and a line of accessories and jewellery. Amanda Wakeley is an advocate for international organisation Women for Women.
With over 25 years experience dressing the world's most stylish women – Princess Diana and Kate Middleton to Angelina Jolie and Beyonce and Kate Middleton – Amanda Wakeley is one of the UK's best-loved designers, known for her "clean glam” signature style.Discover how a spell as a model in New York led to the Londoner launching her own clothing line and why she was one of the first designers to tap into the influencer trend. Plus, hear about her incredible fight to win back her business after it was sold by her ex-husband, and find out what's next for the brand, including the exciting new launches outside of the fashion sphere. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Amanda Wakeley epitomizes style.. She has dressed everyone in the celebrity world from The Duchess of Cambridge to Nicole Kidman. But she also designs for every woman from work to events and weddings to school runs. Amanda creates effortlessly chic clothing yet her brand is known for it’s timeless elegance. On the podcast today she discusses with us the fact that ‘less is more’ in the wardrobe and gave us a few of her top tips for essential items. Also, her business journey and her new venture with QVC and handbag. Listen in and be inspired to re-sort your wardrobe and look your best!http://www.amandawakeley.com/ https://www.facebook.com/amandawakeleyfanpage/Subscribe to The Lifestyle News Hound on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-l…und/id1151513287...and follow us on instagram @thelifestylenewshoundThe Lifestyle News Hound is produced by Rebecca Hustonmusic by Rebecca Huston