Creative Links: Claire Adler & Valery Demure in Conversation
- 19 Apr 2018 · 6:00PM - 8:30PM
- £10 (includes a glass of wine)
- Exhibition Room
- Event type
Luxury media consultant and writer, Claire Adler, is joined in conversation by curator of extraordinary accessories and devoted talent spotter, Valery Demure.
In the luxury industry, Valery Demure is synonymous with discovering the most sought-after and progressive talent. Starting her career as a jewellery buyer in London, she launched her own sales and business consultancy in 2005 and has gone on to nurture the careers of hundreds of independent designers – injecting a fresh approach into the field of jewellery and accessories.
Join Claire Adler for this intimate evening of conversation as she puts the spotlight on Valery Demure’s story – from her childhood at a strict French Catholic school run by nuns, where the dress code was long skirts and no heels, to working in London as the “jewellery mum” for today’s stand-out designers.
Part of the Creative Links talks series, learn the secret to Valery Demure’s success of spotting global trends – snatched up by the world’s leading department stores – and how her concept of Objet d’Emotion is transforming our personal shopping experience, bringing jewellery lovers closer to gifted jewellery designers.
When does the talk start?
Exchange innovative ideas and network with your peers with a glass of wine, a beer or a soft drink from 6pm. The talk starts at 6.30pm. There will be a bar post-event.
Who are the speakers?
Valery Demure’s insight into global trends is sought-after by the world’s leading department stores, including Barney’s in New York and Galleries Lafayette in Paris. Since 2005, her sales and business consultancy has represented designers and nurtured extraordinary talent internationally, and in 2012 she launched her first retail venture. Today, Valery Demure also holds the prestigious position of industry key advisor for Fashion Jewellery and Accessories curriculum at the London College Fashion and is a mentor on Mastered, a global fashion industry mentoring programme helping aspiring fashion professionals, which receives 50,000 applications from young designers annually for 3500 places.
Claire Adler was named a Top 20 Luxury Tastemaker by IN London magazine in 2016. A luxury and media consultant, she regularly writes for the Financial Times on luxury and her articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Vanity Fair, The Times and The New York Times. As a consultant, her clients range from global luxury houses - to emerging brands.