Unparalleled networking opportunities, unique experiences and unfiltered conversation – The Coterie is set to return in early 2018 with another electric evening of inspiration!
On Monday, January 29, eight creative powerhouses will take to the stage to debate the power and influence of ritualistic processes in hair, photography, film, fashion, and beyond. Discover what stokes their passion, how they get into the artistic zone and where they look to for fresh ideas…
Crowned Creative HEAD’s The It List 2017 ‘Visionary’ in September, Casey is currently Salon Director, Head of Colour and Head of Creative Education at Cardiff’s Ocean Hairdressing… and a self-diagnosed extroverted hair addict!
What this Welsh wonder has achieved in his nine years in hairdressing is super-impressive. His hunger for creative projects sky-rocketed after being invited to be part of The Coterie team at Alchemy Fashion Week, and since that first backstage experience, Casey has gone on to assist Sam McKnight; been featured as a hair expert on numerous TV programmes (including an upcoming make-over show for Channel 4); was chosen to be part of the NHF Inspire Team in 2013; won the inaugural Global.Synergy UK competition in 2014, and was selected for the JOICO European Design Team in 2015. Since taking on this role, he has repeatedly worked across Europe with the brand and will be representing JOICO in America in 2018.
JOHANNA CREE BROWN
Named ‘Creative Talent’ champion at Creative HEAD’s Most Wanted Awards in 2010 and 2015, this super-talented Scottish-born hairdresser from Trevor Sorbie London has a list of credits few can top.
A regular backstage at London Fashion Week with L’Oréal Professionnel, Johanna has designed hair for David Koma, Fyodor Golan and countless Central St Martins shows, and her work can also be seen emblazoned across the pages and covers of titles such as Hunger Magazine, British Vogue, Vogue Dubai, iD Magazine, ES Magazine and Vogue Brazil.
As if that isn’t enough, Johanna is renowned for her avant garde work and has received multiple nominations for AIPP Best Photographic collection, placing as runner up in the AIPP Avant Garde and Best Commercial categories in 2017.
The Telegraph called her ‘the Stella McCartney of hairdressing – down-to-earth, but also very talented and hip’, and Zoë has deftly carved out a niche for herself as one of the only hairdressers in the world to be a session stylist, colourist, educator and bone-fide Central Saint Martins-trained trend forecaster.
She’s the winner of a coveted Creative HEAD Most Wanted ‘Hair Icon’ award (2012), shoots campaigns for mega-brands including ghd, produces editorial for high-end glossy magazines like Vogue, Tatler and Grazia, and regularly cuts, colours and styles the hair of editors and the fashion teams at many of the UK’s leading consumer magazines.
As a self-confessed trend addict who is equally obsessed with the cultures that spark them, Zoë travels the world trend-spotting and is currently ghd’s Creative Ambassador (a role she has held since 2011) and Principle Hair Creative at Blow Ltd.
Roger Spy is an award-winning multimedia artist, film director and musician. He has directed and produced music videos, shorts and fashion campaigns and worked with Cara Delevingne, Nicholas Hoult, Tyson Beckford, Yoko Ono, Boy George, John Foxx (former lead singer of Ultravox), singer and actress Ute Lemper, DJ Hannah Holland and electro-punk duo Cult With No Name.
His work has been commissioned by – and featured in – publications such as Vogue, Elle, i-D, SHOWstudio, V Magazine, Flaunt, and Wonderland, and his list of clients includes eBay, L’Oréal, VH1, Trevor Sorbie, Lush, Lotus, Julien Macdonald, Fox, Sony Pictures, uSwitch and Butler & Wilson.
As a DJ, Roger has held residencies and played at The Arts Club, The Lights of Soho, Sexy Fish, Belvedere, EGG, Raffles, Sketch, Beach Blanket Babylon and Heaven, and has played for a variety of industry and corporate events, as well private functions including Al Pacino’s birthday celebrations!
Adam Slama is a self-taught photographer and director who got into photography (and then directing) via shooting his friends skateboarding around London. He got his first break working for Nike, where he was thrown in at the deep-end – something he believes forced him to learn and pick up skills a hundred times faster than going to school and studying.
Known for his skill of being able to shoot movement exceptionally well, Adam has worked for DSquared2, Nike, Ted Baker, Bumble and bumble, Paul Smith, MAC and Chloé. He has been published in The Gentlewoman, SHOWstudio and FV Magazine.
Adam recently shot both the stills and video footage for the latest DSquared2 campaign with the Manchester City Football Team, and the upcoming international Ted Baker campaign (to be released in January 2018), so keep your eyes peeled!
Harry Evans is a London-born British fashion designer. A graduate of the globally renowned Central Saint Martins art school, he completed an MA specialising in knitwear in 2016.
In his first year at CSM, Harry was awarded the Chloé Award design prize and received support from the Isabella Blow Foundation. He also went on to win the prestigious L’Oréal Professionnel Creative Award for his graduate collection.
After graduating, Harry spent a year working at Céline in London and Paris and during his BA course at CSM, racked up experience with Meadham Kirchhoff (who mentored him as an undergraduate), Mary Katrantzou and Wales Bonner. Oh, and a little someone named Björk bought and wore two pieces from his BA collection! Harry – and his designs – have since been celebrated in i-D magazine, Dazed, AnOther, LOVE, Wonderland and The Independent, among other publications. And to top that all off he recently made his London Fashion Week debut at Fashion East with his SS18 collection.
Lan is a multi-award-winning make-up artist, published author, beauty editor, speaker and educator… and if you scroll through her Instagram feed you’ll soon see why. Working almost weekly with Paloma Faith (creating her looks for appearances, videos and everything in between); heading up 20+ shows each season at London Fashion Week; producing campaigns for professional hair brands like label.m; plus completing numerous shoots, shows and celebrity jobs, means Lan is one busy lady.
Self-taught, she studied fashion at Central Saint Martins before deciding make-up was her thing, and over the last decade has carved out a reputation that has seen her work published in Russian Vogue, Vanity Fair, Elle UK, Glamour, Grazia, Stella and beyond. Lan produced the first make-up only show at LFW, published her first book, Art & Makeup – a collection of 200 images that show make-up as an art form – in 2015, and is also the beauty editor of Phoenix magazine, a lifestyle brand for free-thinking modern women.
Who better to host our panel than Tony Glenville, whose experience is so vast and impressive, we’re not sure where to start. As well as being creative director at the London College of Fashion, he’s an author whose book The New Icons of Fashion Illustration brings together the work of 28 modern masters of fashion illustration from across the world.
On top of that, Tony is a journalist whose work regularly appears in Schon! Online, Luxure Magazine, Narcisse and The Guardian, as well as The Independent, Vogue Paris and Vogue Australia. Tony is also an artist himself – a self-described ‘sketcher of the runway’ – a skill he honed over many years spent covering ready-to-wear and haute couture shows in Paris.