IFAB Advisory Board

Who We Are



Advisory Board Members


Our fashion tech advisory board are experts in their field, spanning years of experience in fashion business and technology. An ambitious group of forward-thinkers passionate about guiding the fashion industry through a digital evolution. We’re a league of fashion rebels, breaking rules and creating new ones that are more in tune with life in the 21st Century. Click through profiles to read more about their careers thus far, and join our community to mingle, chat and keep up to speed with exciting projects that are bubbling under the surface, making ripples in fashion.



Emma Sharley

Brand & Marketing Consultant, Entrepreneur

Hilde Heim

Fashion Designer, Researcher & Educator

Mahendra Harish

Fashion Tech Founder & Mentor

Saskia Fairfull

Founder, Building a bridge between fashion biz & technology



Debra Langley

Fashion & Retail Tech Advisor

Marc C. Close

Fashion Tech Founder & Mentor

Vincent Djen

FashionEx Co-Founder & Fashion Innovator



Ann Kasper

Fashion Brand Consultant 

Gill Kingston

Global Brand Director Fashion & Sports

Dr. Jennifer Millspaugh

Founder of Austin Fashion Initiative & Aesthetic Ventures


Sasha Wallinger

Marketing & Communications Manager



Kaio Freitas

Fashion Tech Founder



Ishwari Thopte

Entrepreneur & Fashion Tech Program Manager, London College of Fashion

Marija Butkovic

Founder of Women of Wearables

Matthew Drinkwater

Head of Fashion Innovation Agency, London College of Fashion




The IFAB Contributor network are actively engaged with the community helping drive content, resources and connections to the wider group. They have their finger on the pulse in fashion and regularly post content covering the latest updates in eCommerce, physical retail and unified retail.


Gill Kingston

Digital Strategist

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Katie Smith

Retail & Trends Strategist