Highlights from Soho x Talks in Conversation with New Silver Generation

My Soho Times made a comeback with their monthly panel events Soho x (times) Talks, as previously organised pre-lockdown. Taking place last Tuesday 16th November at the brand new bar & gallery space Canwood55 Frith Street, Soho x Talks in Conversation with New Silver Generation was a celebration of mature models of colour as seen on the Autumn front cover of My Soho Times

“Where are all the mature models of colour in Fashion & Beauty?”

This is the question 57 year old model Antony Fitzgerald asked himself, so he set out to prove that mature models of colour don’t have a time span on promoting fashion & beauty – and New Silver Generation was born!

l-r: Suzanne Noble, Hassan Reese, Antony Fitzgerald, Yolanda Liou, Ariana Waiata Sheehan hosted by Kai Lutterodt

On the panel of Soho x Talks in Conversation with New Silver Generation:

Suzanne Noble is the director of Advantages of Age, a social enterprise aimed at supporting the wellbeing of over 50s through delivering business courses and creating social connections via their lively Facebook group and ad hoc events and projects. She runs Start Up For Seniors which supports Over 50s who have been made redundant or simply want to start a new business.

Photo credit: My Soho Times

Hassan Reese; part- time model turned full-time owner of male and non-binary model agency Dam Models.

Photo credit: Diamondclass Photography

Antony Fitzgerald; a mature model and founder of New Silver Generation which is a platform to promote and celebrate models of colour over 50 years old within the fashion and beauty industry. He started modelling at 50 years old and having worked brands such as Gucci and Junya Watanabe he is most known as the face model for JD Morrison in the video game “Devil May Cry 5”.

Photo credit: Diamondclass Photography

Yolanda Liou; Taiwan-born photographer and moving image maker. She works with analogue film, digital and collage, with a focus on atmosphere, environment and an underlying narrative suggested within and outside the frame. Her work has been featured in media including BBC, The British Journal of Photography, i-D, Creative Review and It’s Nice That.

Photo credit: Diamondclass Photography

Ariana Waiata Sheehan is the owner of Aro Archive, an archival fashion company specialising in pre-owned Japanese, Belgian, French and British design.

Photo credit: Diamondclass photography

Hosted by Kai Lutterodt, aka The Soho Girl, editor-in-chief of My Soho Times, radio presenter and PR consultant.

Photo credit: Diamondclass Photography

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Check out Jess King’s video coverage ‘Rise of the silver sirens‘ for the Mail+

More photos on the My Soho Times Facebook page

Photo credit Paul Todd / Streetlife77a

What a fantastic and needed discussion and crowd. Well done My Soho Times, Antony Fitzgerald, New Silver Generation!

– Illiyanna

“Thanks Kai for a very informative and entertaining evening!”

– Tony S, The Museum of Soho

It was incredible to watch you in your glory! Great conversation with great panellists.

– Elle Ge

Much needed – more of this please!

– Diversity Matters UK

Special thanks to: the staff at Canwood55, our drinks sponsors for the event; Bullard Spirits, The Berry Company and Soho Juice Co, our photographers; @diamondclassphotography, @streetlife77a and videographer; @peterjamestyrrell

📍 Canwood55, 55 Frith Street, Soho W1D 4SJ

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