Activities are in to gear as GTBank unveils Vanessa Kingori, award-winning, as one of the speakers at the GTBank Fashion Weekend Masterclass taking place on the 11th and 12th of November 2017,
As one of the leading personalities in the global publishing and fashion industry, she brings to the event her vast knowledge on the global trends shaping fashion.
A former fashion manager at Esquire Magazine, Vanessa was recently appointed the publishing director of the most commercially successful magazine in the United Kingdom.
The Kenyan born studied Management and sociology at Royal Holloway University of London. However, Vanessa went into modelling for a few years before she eventually found a niche in the media world.
“I wasn’t aware of the vast number of roles in Publishing that exist outside of the editorial side. While working in events a friend saw how I connected with clients and suggested I consider the commercial side of media,” she said.
Currently, Vanessa is widely known as a trailblazer; she was the first female publisher of GQ Style and British GQ, and the youngest, first female, and first black publisher of any magazine under Condé Nast UK publications. While at GQ Style and British GQ, she oversaw the highest total annual revenue for the brand in the last decade.
In recognition of her stellar career, Vanessa was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2016. She is also a member of the Mayor of London’s “Brexit Expert Advisory Panel”.
Asides highlighting global fashion trends at the GTBank Fashion Weekend Masterclass, Vanessa will also discuss how to break the barriers facing Men’s fashion.