Voice of Fashion on Mental Health
December 6, 2019

Hosted by iCAAD in partnership with The Psychology of Fashion

Science Gallery London, King’s College, Great Maze Pond, London, SE1 9GU


  Model Sara Grace Wallerstedt in a  Rorschach-esque Comme des Garçons  style for DAZED magazine, Autumn 2018.

Model Sara Grace Wallerstedt in a Rorschach-esque Comme des Garçons style for DAZED magazine, Autumn 2018.

While fashion’s exhilarating lifestyle, scope for creativity and magnetizing environment are all positive attributes, the chaos and excitement can be a double-edged sword. The industry has had a long-standing curiosity for wellness practices; and at a time where the spotlight glares so brightly on prevalent mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, stress and burnout, how do we best protect its creative energy?

To align creative drive with psychological awareness, to question and reimagine how support can be provided, even while operating at the edge, iCAAD and The Psychology of Fashion envisioned a bespoke knowledge hub, where clinical and academic information, best practice and innovative research can be accessed and shared. Our experts are chosen because they understand the intersection between Behavioural, Mental and Emotional Health when it relates to performance in high-pressure environments.

L-R: Anabel Maldonado (Fashion Journalist and Founder of The Psychology of Fashion), Fabian Hirose (Management Consultant, Strategy & Development of the Global Fashion Industry), and Farah Liz Pallaro (Mentor, Educator, and Author of Fashion. Business. Spirituality.)

All Speakers: Chula Goonewardene (BACP registered Counsellor & Psychotherapist), Dr Philip Hopley (Managing Director, Cognacity), Professor Carolyn Mair (Consultant), Shahroo Izadi (Behavioral Change Specialist), Lillie Naor (Art therapy-based organisational consultant ), Samantha Parker (Co-founder / Specialist Mental Health & Wellbeing Consultant to the Music Industry), Sonny Hall (model and poet).

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