2023 Expert Outlook on Fashion and Style
9 Dec 2022
2023 Expert Outlook on Fashion and Style

Why isn’t digital fashion cutting through? Is fashion delivering on consumer’s DE&I credentials? How will people display distaste for lacklustre climate efforts? In this part of the 2023 Expert Outlook, we speak to three experts about how the search for novelty is shaping the Fashion and Style sector.

Leanne Elliott Young

Leanne Elliott Young is an industry lead, innovator, and highly sought-after commentator on the topics of fashion futures, digital innovations, inclusivity in tech, sustainability, fashion tech, and industry disruption. As the CEO and co-founder of the Institute of Digital Fashion, she works within strategic innovation for IRL x URL digital fashion creations and showcases. Young has spent 15 years inventing, incubating, and installing creative concepts for future-facing living and fusing the established with progressive, youth-centric points. Spearheading experiential marketing and strategy for Nike at the iconic Room 72, Young directed and rolled out experiences worldwide within the Global Entertainment and Marketing team.

Jordan Anderson

Jordan Anderson is editor-at-large at NSS Magazine and online editor at Twin Magazine. As a fashion journalist and creative director, his work explores political themes in and outside the fashion industry including race, gender, identity, and brand and cultural ethics.

Dana Thomas

Dana Thomas is a fashion journalist and the New York Times bestselling author of Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes, Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano, and Deluxe: How Luxury Lost its Luster, all published by Penguin. She is also an expert in sustainability in fashion.

Riani Kenyon

Riani Kenyon is a caffeinated Zillennial who is hopelessly addicted to The Sims 4 and binge-watches her latest anime obsession when she’s not busy bopping to early 2000’s K-pop. Beyond being a nerd, she has worked on initiatives for the UN Academic Impact and the UK Model WHO, and also explored politics while interning at the House of Commons.