Joanne is available for industry round table events, judging panels and talks.
Joanne has 25 years experience working in the fashion industry, twelve of them designing for luxury brands in Italy such as Giorgio Armani and the Missoni family. It was though working closely with these fashion icons that she realised the key to their long-term brand success. It is because they are they are the living breathing example of their brand and their personal brand is perfectly aligned with their brand culture right through their business to distinct product they deliver.
Joanne’s mission is to help owner led fashion businesses align their creative and business strategies and stand out in a very competitive market.
“Edinburgh College of Art was delighted to host alumni and leading fashion expert Joanne Yulan Jong. Her presentation to our students was dynamic and highly informative; a rich source of expertise that proved enlightening and inspirational”
– Mal Burkinshaw, Programme Director of Fashion
Edinburgh College of Art – Guest Lecture: 20 Years of Fashion Design ten lessons learnt
Winchester University – Guest Lecture: Industry Insights – The impact of digital and the changing role of creativity in fashion
V&A Museum – Guest Lecture: Industry Insights – The impact of digital and the changing role of creativity in fashion (Part of Making It 2017)
Kingston University – Guest Lecture:20 Years of Fashion Design ten lessons learned
London College of Contemporary Arts – Guest Lecture:20 Years of Fashion Design ten lessons learned
“The workshop and lecture gave us all a fantastic insight in to the fashion design industry, including company structures and how they differ internationally, job role descriptions, and most importantly; the future/evolvement of the industry. Joanne’s overview is so incredibly useful for the future, and will help students to think proactively in the world of fashion design.”
– Jamie Ford, Student Activities Co-ordinator, Creative Industries, Union Southampton