Avis Charles discusses how she managed to connect with high profile designers and become the creative force behind some of their best designs
Avis Charles is Philanthropist and Visionary, Avis Charles has over 40 years of experience in the fashion and textiles industry and has worked with some of the most recognisable names in fashion
In 1995 Avis founded Avis Charles Associates (ACA), a fashion consultancy that specialises in product development and technical expertise. Clients include Dame Vivienne Westwood, Jonathan Saunders, Christopher Kane and Victoria Beckham.
In 2004, the company developed an educational programme for design students in South African colleges and universities. ACA also formulated strategies for the Africa Fashion International (AFI)’s bi-annual fashion weeks, which are now the largest and most successful fashion weeks on the continent.
In 2013, Avis was honoured as one of the WIE 50 – Women: Inspiration and Enterprise’s roll call of 50 of Europe’s most inspirational women in business and leadership.
This was filmed at the London College of Fashion