Interview with Joseph Velosa, Co-Founder and CEO of Matthew Williamson at FBC

LONDON, United Kingdom — When Alison Whelan and Courtney Blackman asked whether I’d like to conduct an interview at London’s Fashion Business Club, the first interviewee I suggested was Joseph Velosa, CEO and Co-Founder of Matthew Williamson.

You see, Joseph is one of the unsung heroes in British Fashion and BoF has always been about featuring the people who make fashion happen from behind the scenes, to show the professional side of the industry, and to learn from their experiences. In this way, our mission is entirely complementary to that of FBC.

Joseph graciously accepted the invitation and didn’t disappoint. Late last month, FBC members packed into the Swarovski Crystallized Lounge in central London to hear what he had to say about building a fashion business from scratch, taking on investors, and extending the brand into new categories through close partnerships and collaborations with H&M, Bulgari and Harrods.

It was a refreshingly down-to-earth discussion that BoF brings to you exclusively in this video of the interview highlights today.

Fashion Business Club meets six times a year in London, bringing bright-minded fashion business professionals together.