THE PANEL


Karen Bendell, Interim MD, New and Lingwood
From Christian Dior, to Savile Row tailor Chester Barrie, to New and Lingwood, Karen Bendell has a wide range of senior experience working with luxury menswear brands across merchandising, e-commerce, brand development, buying, wholesale and marketing.

Karen reflected on the changes she has seen in the industry during her career, as well as speaking on how her way of working has been shaped by having a ‘mixed bag’ of experiences by leading various departments.



Monica Ross, Managing Director, Markus Lupfer
From House of Fraser to Selfridges, Burberry to Chinti & Parker, Monica Ross has overseen projects for multiple luxury brands across various departments.

Monica discussed her role at Markus Lupfer and future plans for the business, including growing e-commerce and international sales.



Jenna Curtis, Logistics Specialist, Lightbox Jewelry/De Beers
Before joining Lightbox Jewellery, Jenna Curtis held supply chain and merchandising roles at Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co, and Christian Dior.

Jenna shared the inside story of Lightbox Jewelry, the fledgling lab-grown diamond business, owned and launched by De Beers last year.