Wayne Hemingway believes in the supremacy of design, whether it be the design of clothes or of buildings. At the height of his fame as a fashion designer, he sold his company Red or Dead and turned his attention to social housing.
Red or Dead began as a market stall in Camden, North London. The label went on to receive global acclaim for its distinctive footwear, clothing and accessory collections. It won the Fashion Council's Street Style Designer of the Year award three years running.
Nowadays, Wayne specialises in designing affordable social housing, as well as a range of other designs, from digital radios and fold-up bikes to water-butts. In his highly entertaining and thought-provoking presentations, Wayne argues that a flat economy still offers opportunities in the UK's creative arts sector, which is worth at least £70 million. His own pop-up kiosks are a prime example, providing low-rent space to a new generation of designers.
A regular face on British TV screens in recent years, Wayne's talks encompass key areas: entrepreneurship, making it in the fashion industry and moving onto new challenges.
As one of the UK's best-loved designers, Wayne is an ideal choice for After Dinner Speaking and Awards Hosting within the arts sector. To book him for your event, contact a Prime Performers Booking Agent via the online booking enquiry form or alternatively call 020 7251 8222 for further information.
Very good, engaging speaker, great character and personality with a powerful story. Very approachable and friendly.
Thankyou for your excelent talk, our delegates found you entertaining and thought provoking which is excactly what we wanted. You have a fascinating story and a great approach to life which comes across so naturally in the way you present, it was a delight to listen to you.
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