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Top Drawer unveils inspiring RetailFest headliners

Top Drawer unveils inspiring RetailFest headliners: Image 1 Top Drawer is thrilled to announce their inspiring A/W19 RetailFest line-up, featuring a range of free-to-attend sessions from some of the industry’s most celebrated names. 

Across the show’s three days, visitors will enjoy a range of expertly produced masterclasses, keynote presentations and panel discussions designed to stimulate debate and inspire attendees.

Sessions this season include:

Melissa Odabash—Fashion Designer 

Twenty years on from the launch of Melissa Odabash’s famous brand, the luxury, celebrity-coveted designs are worn and sold around the world. But what does it really look like to build a global business and a product from the kitchen table? Melissa talks us through the exciting process of bringing her brand to life, from creative processes, distribution models, social media and influencer marketing to digital and bricks and mortar retailing.

Meg Matthews—Writer, Activist and Founder of Meg’s Menopause 

Meg will be sharing stories of her life as an icon of the Britpop scene, turned entrepreneur and advocate for the menopause, columnist for Red Magazine and winner of the Inspiring Public Figure of the Year award by the Inspirational Leadership Trust. In this exclusive seminar, Meg will be sharing her advice on everything from how to evolve a very own creative style to securing longevity in the crowded retail market place.


Georgie Coleridge Cole—Founder of SheerLuxe

Join Georgie Coleridge-Cole, founder of SheerLuxe, the UK’s leading online fashion and lifestyle publisher, that features content for modern life – covering everything from fashion and beauty to interiors, food and travel. Don’t miss this insightful interview hosted by Rosanna Falconer, award-winning digital strategist and co-founder of Fash Mash, as they explore generating the right buzz in the digital age.

Emily Coxhead – Illustrator and founder of the Happy News 

Emily will join this panel of successful creative entrepreneurs, retailers and designers as they get passionate about taking a little breathing space, what purpose means for their brand, taking action beyond the values and mission statements. They’ll also be sharing ways to make a change within the brands and tips on what it takes to inspire customer loyalty in 2019.

The RetailFest seminar programme is free to attend for all Top Drawer visitors, please find the full line-up at