Montréal-born Caroline Issa has made her mark in the worlds of fashion and publishing as chief executive and fashion director of TANK Magazine and editor of Because online magazine. Passionate it-girl and businesswoman, Ms. Issa will be talking about communications and marketing in the world of fashion.
Caroline Issa grew up in Montreal, Canada and left to pursue her undergraduate business management degree at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Starting her career as a strategic management consultant in San Francisco for clients such as Nordstrom and, Dr. Pepper/7Up, she later lived in Singapore and ultimately London working for clients such as Standard Chartered bank and Boots.
Caroline made the leap into the world of magazine publishing upon meeting the Tank magazine co-founders and debuted in the world of fashion in 2002. 16 years later, she still publishes Tank Magazine (celebrating 20 years this year) and continues to create ad campaigns, digital content strategy and brand strategy work with her creative agency Tank Form and in 2011, launched the digital online magazine www.becauselondon.com. More recently, she has been named twice to Vanity Fair’s International Best Dressed List, has been on The Business Of Fashion’s Most Influential list since its inauguration, has styled several Tod’s runway fashion shows and campaigns, created a namesake label and 8 collections for retail partner Nordstrom, designed a sell-out shoe collection for British contemporary brand LK Bennett and acts as a style consultant and content creator for luxury and retail brands.
For the 4th consecutive year, Stéphane Le Duc resumes his role of facilitator and commissioner of FMD Talks. An avid follower of the fashion industry, he carefully selected key players of the fashion and design worlds to be part of this great event. Mr. Le Duc is widely known, having worked for more than 25 years as a TV host, a producer and a fashion and culture reporter. We owe him Perfecto, a show that aired in 28 French-speaking countries. He currently holds the title of Editor-at-large at Dress to KILL magazine.