THE UK PARLIAMENTARY

AMBASSADORS 

        Natalia Kapchuk

               UK ART AMBASSADOR FOR THE PARLIAMENTARY SOCIETY OF ART, FASHION & SPORTS 

Natalia Kapchuk is a Russian contemporary artist based in Dubai and London. Inspired by her mother who is also an artist, Natalia began drawing and at a very early age. She studied Art and International Relations in Russia, although part of her has always been in the world of glamour and fashion.

 

While studying Art, she started a modeling career and quickly won a couple of beauty pageant competitions. After that her career in fashion industry skyrocketed. Being a top model and an actress influenced her art intensely, and one could say that Natalia has widely opened the window to shed light of glitterati world into the vast universe of contemporary art. Natalia’s life is all about the colors and her travels around the globe are her greatest source of inspiration. The world of the rich&famous is the physical world in which Natalia lives daily, whereas her paintings reflect that world into different dimensions. On canvas, Natalia sensitively leaves her fingerprints of the world we know from magazine covers and transforms it into spiritual world. Natalia’s ability to function in both universes presents a rare case of a model/artist dichotomy. She is able to survive in the hard world of the entertainment industry and yet stay sensitive enough to translate materialistic dimensions into abstract layers of thick, vivid and playful art.

 

Always ready to experiment with new techniques one can find Natalia’s favorites artistic moves in spray paint, magazine collage, oil, acrylic and, lately, airbrush.

 

Production of Natalia Kapchuk’s art pieces presents the world of glamour through the eyes of a fashion model and an artist – a unique and intense perception, where one can sense the synergies from both worlds in each piece one of work she creates. Natalia – a model, actress and an urban pop artist is now ready to share her he-art  with the world.

 

www.nataliakapchuk.com                

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           KIERA CHAPLIN

                  UK ART AMBASSADOR FOR THE PARLIAMENTARY SOCIETY OF ART, FASHION & SPORTS 

Kiera began her modeling career in New York as a teenager, where she appeared in the pages of high fashion magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair and In Style Magazine. She has graced the covers of Town and Country, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar to name a few and has been in various ad campaigns such as United colors of Benetton, Tommy Hilfiger, Asprey, Hogan by Karl Lagerfeld, Armani Exchange, and has even appeared in the Pirelli Calendar shot by Peter Lindberg. Miss Chaplin has shot with many of the fashion industry’s top photographers during her time as a model: Bruce Weber, Herb Ritz, Greg Kadel, Mario Testino, Pamela Hanson, Michel Compte, Inez and Vinoodh and Karl Lagerfeld. FHM magazine named Kiera 17th most eligible woman on their list and GQ gave her the 7th spot on the “100 sexiest woman” list. In addition to modelling, Chaplin is a film actress and producer. She has a 30% stake in the Hollywood-based film company Limelight Productions, named after her grandfather's last American film. This young lady is genuine “Hollywood Royalty,” with a grade “A” artistic DNA heritage, as a granddaughter of film legend Charlie Chaplin and Oona O’Neill, and a great-granddaughter of Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning playwright Eugene O’Neill but has always wanted to prove herself in her own right and started collaborations with different fashion brands as well as getting into production of TV and film. Recently Kiera has collaborated with Hogan Rebel and designed a limited edition sneaker, and in 2018 Kiera became brand Ambassador for watch company Saint Honore, and has designed a capsule collection of 6 watches that will be launched in spring 2019. Kiera Chaplin has starred in a number of movies such as “The Importance of Being Ernest” featuring Reese Witherspoon, Ruppert Everett, Judy Dench and Colin Firth. She is also in “The Year that Trembled” directed by Jay Craven, “Japan” featuring Peter Fonda, and “Chaurahen” directed by Rajshree Ojha. As well as "Interno Giorno”, directed by Tommaso Rossellini, which also stars the great actress Fanny Ardant. Miss Chaplin is also a guest judge on Project Runway Allstars 2019 edition. Since 2011, Kiera has been involved with the Film Society Lincoln Center’s annual Chaplin Award Gala. In recent years the Chaplin Award has gone to Helen Mirren, Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks, and Morgan Freeman. The Gala helps raise funds helping to support the organization’s ongoing work to enhance the awareness, accessibility, and understanding of the art of cinema. In 2018 Kiera created the Chaplin Awards Asia which was received with huge success and has been compared to an event matching AMFAR. She now plans on expanding to Bollywood and Russia. One of Kiera’s biggest passion is empowering women and since 2017 Kiera has been participating in “The Rally Aicha des Gazelles”. This car rally takes place in the Moroccan desert for 8 days and only features women. Its goal is to empower women and also has a charity component that brings doctors to small villages to tend to patents in need.

 

MALAN BRETON

UK ART AMBASSADOR FOR THE PARLIAMENTARY SOCIETY OF ART, FASHION & SPORTS 

Malan Breton (born June 16, 1973) born in Taipei, Taiwan is an award winning fashion designer, photographer, singer, dancer, award winning costumer, columnist, award winning producer, and director, he is also a media personality, and one of the top 20 actors in Taiwan. based in New York City. "Malan Breton" also refers to his brands of apparel, and accessories. In 2015 Malan Breton took on the role of film director for the award winning film "Malan Breton - A Journey to Taiwan", in which he starred, wrote, sang, and directed. The film won "Best Documentary Short" at the NYC International Film Festival. "Malan Breton takes us on a journey to Taiwan, to find inspiration, to revisit his childhood, to honor his grandmother, and to create the most pivotal collection of fashion he has ever shown at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week." The NYCIFF announced that it has elected to submit "Malan Breton A Journey to Taiwan" to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for 2016 Academy Awards consideration. Malan Breton won the 2016, FGI Rising Star award for Menswear, the 2016, and 2015, TAIWAN TOURISM AWARD, the 2014 European Fashion Council "Eirene" Fashion Award, the 2014 Fashion Icon of the Year award from UCOF, and was nominated for a 2011 WGSN Global Fashion Award. Breton is self taught and never went to design school. He began designing at the age of 11 but grew up, as a performer, in the entertainment industry. In 1996, as a model, Breton moved to New York after a request by Versus and KCD to cast for the New York fashion week Spring 1997 Collection shows at 7th on Sixth. As a model, Breton was photographed by top photographers and directors Herb Ritts, Elen Von Unwerth, Len Prince, Hype Williams, Thom Oliphant, Joseph Kahn to name a few. In 2001 Breton appeared as himself in the film Zoolander. Living in New York, Breton got his start (in fashion) as a celebrity stylist. His clients included Kylie Minogue, Celine Dion, and Linda Evangelista. As Breton worked with these stars, he eventually fell into the design world. Breton studied at Circle in the Square theatre school on Broadway, and later at the Juilliard School. Breton performed on Broadway at the Henry Millers Theatre and Circle in the Square, Breton as a dancer worked with Paula Abdul. Missy Elliot, Sean Combs, and Anne Reinking. Breton acted as a fashion photographer from the years 2000-2004; this work is subject of a book named Fantome 2000 - 2004. Breton became the promo voice of ESPN Extreme Sports and ABC Sports Breton left the entertainment industry to launch Malan Breton Collection In 2005. Known as "The Internets Fave Designer" (Yahoo News) Originating from Taipei, Taiwan. Malan Breton, the designer, founded Malan Breton® collection in 2005, following his training at Turnbull & Asser, and Scaasi. Malan Breton® HOMME was introduced in 2010, and in 2016 Malan Breton® Bridal, Handbags, and Underwear.

The Malan Breton® collection is shown each season at London Fashion week, and New York Fashion Week, also being presented in New York, Taiwan, China, France, and London to retailers. The collection is known for its signature detailing, ethereal gowns, and simple shift dresses in incomparable fabrics. For men the collection is known for its sharply tailored suits, use of colour, and impeccable fabrics, fit, and detailing. The collections can be found at department stores, and specialty boutiques around the globe, Breton is also a master of the made to measure suit, and has a steadfast following of businessmen, career women, celebrities, politicians, and royals globally. In 2007 the first flagship Malan Breton® store opened in New York City, with stores to follow in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Beijing.

Malan Breton® is the recipient of the 2016 FGI "Rising Star" award in Menswear, the 2015 European Fashion Council's "Eirene" award, the 2015, and 2016 Taiwan Tourism Award for contributions in fashion, and media. In 2011 Malan Breton® and NBC Universal were a nominee for the WGSN Global Fashion Award for Outstanding collaboration. Malan Breton, the founder, is also the recipient of the 2015 NYIFF Award for best documentary short, for his work as a director on the biographical fashion film "Malan Breton - A Journey to Taiwan" "Malan Breton takes us on a journey to Taiwan, to find inspiration, to revisit his childhood, to honor his grandmother, and to create the most pivotal collection of fashion he has ever shown at Mercedes Benz - New York Fashion Week." IMDB

Malan Breton® collections have been called "Beautifully executed" -WWD, "Sleek" -W Magazine, "Classic," -NY Daily News, "Glamorous" -Cosmopolitan, "Perfectly tailored" -CBS News, "Sleek and Slim" -Esquire, "Sharply tailored." -LA Times, and "Red Carpet Ready!" -Maria Menounos for ELLE TV.

Malan Breton® designs have appeared on the world's brightest stars, and most elite red carpets. We counts the world's top entertainers, royalty, and sports figures as clients, Ariana Grande, Lorde, Celine Dion, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Fan Bing Bing, Martha Plimpton, Kerry Washington, Michael Buble, Minnie Driver, Kylie Minogue, Ricki Lake, Daniel Craig, Law Roach, Jessica Pimentel, Keith Carradine, Scarlett Johansson, Ray J, Bonang Matheba, Kiera Chaplin, Gavin Creel, Katrina Bowden, Frankie Grande, Danny Burstein, Kathy Lee Gifford, Desmond Child, Sam Witwer, Omar Sharif, Anna Passey, Paul Wesley, Jody Watley, Nolan Gerard - Funk, the Prince of Wales, Ana Ivanovic, Nomzamo Mbatha, and Nate Burleson to name just a few.

Malan Breton® design partnerships are vast and have included The country of Taiwan, Rado Switzerland, Joico, LALIQUE, Batiste, SWAROVSKI, Warner Reprise, 20th Century Fox, Fancy Feast, Minute to Win It, Breaking Bad, Pepsi, Nintendo, Xbox 360, The estate of Marilyn Monroe, Jewelry TV, The Smithsonian Museum, Princeton University, J Renee Shoes, NYC Ballet, Oui for Mattison Bridal, NY1, MTV, Bravo TV's "Shop by Bravo", and Brother Sewing Machines. The Malan Breton® brand has also been featured, on its founders show, on The BravoTV Network, titled "The Malan Show" - "A six part series following the process of making it in America as an independent designer!" -Page Six; Season 4-8 of The Housewives of New York, Vanderpump Rules, Breaking Bad, The BET AWARDS, DOVE Soaps beauty campaign, MTV's America's Best Dance Crew, Australia's Next Top Model, China's Next Top Model, Lifetime Network, MTV's VMAS, The Superbowl half time show for Pepsi, NBC's Minute to Win It, The Today Show, and many, many more, the house was also considered to design the royal wedding gown for Katherine Middleton in 2011. For February 2017, the brand saw 2.8 billion global impressions and counting for its NY Fashion Week, and London Fashion Week collections, due to the brands diversification in the media and social media over the years. Also being noted in "InStyle Magazine" as one of the top five (number three) most tweeted brands in fashion. (follow the link for more information) Malan Breton, the brands founder, is officially Ambassador of Tourism of Taiwan, and has designed the official government workwear, and stationary.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Malan Breton

         SERGIO BERNAL 

               UK ARTS AMBASSADOR FOR THE PARLIAMENTARY SOCIETY OF ART, FASHION & SPORTS 

The company Sergio Bernal in the hands of its artistic director Ricardo Cue conceives the ballet from a premise that comes to satisfy a public that demands emotions. Creating a show with the purpose of reaching international dimensions in Spanish dance and flamenco, through the neoclassical style, placing it at the height of the best representations of classical dance works is the aim of the company.

The co-director of the company Sergio Bernal, a first dancer with the National Ballet of Spain, is the only dancer who, even coming from a Spanish dance and flamenco dance training, has represented classic pieces such as "El Cisne" with magnificent acceptance from critics and audiences. In his figure materializes the reason of this company.

Combining the strengths, knowledge and experiences of each of the team members favors compliance with this premise. The aim is to enhance the Spanish Dance based on the virtuosity, versatility and variety of the different styles of Spanish dance and music, ranging from the escuela bolera, the Spanish classic dance and flamenco.

The international presence of Spain covers many areas, like science, art, sports, opera, classical dance, and other cultural fields. There is only one field in which our country has no rival: Spanish dance and flamenco. And it is in this concept that the company finds another of its artistic ends.

The experience of Sergio Bernal in his career, lead him to consider new challenges. He feels pushed to deliver everything he has learned to a real audience that fills theaters in the world. That is why the company is currently working on a project that gives life to one of the most recognized fashion designers in the history of fashion. A creator who fell in love with dance and music, he has dressed the choreographies of Roland Petit for the Paris Opera and made a "Russian collection" inspired by the Ballets Russes. Maya Plisetskaya was one of his muses. "La Rose Malade" choreographed by Roland Petit was dressed by this designer. 

             IVANA DE HAAN

                     UK FASHION AMBASSADOR FOR THE PARLIAMENTARY SOCIETY OF ARTS, FASHION & SPORTS 

I was born in Serbia and came to the Netherlands as a five year old. When I was seventeen I started working as an administrative assistant at an employment agency and worked my way up to Technical Intermediary. During my career as an intermediary, I followed a five-year HBO-P and A course at the SOSA, Hoogeschool Haarlem. I graduated in 2001. 

In the same year I started my first company with two other companions. An employment agency for technical personnel. In 2003 I started my second company, also with them. A metal company company that made parts for the dairy industry. We did International business, including Poland. In 2009 I set up a new company, without partners. In a downward economy I succeeded in turning it into a very successful company. 

At the end of 2015 I thought I should do something completely different with my life. That has resulted in a private exclusive hand bags and ties line under the name, IVANA. The collection was first received at the LXRY Fair in December 2016. 
During the year 2017 and the first half of 2018 I have traveled a lot to promote my brand through events and fashion shows in Monaco, Paris, Madeira and Amsterdam. During the same period I was asked several times as a speaker in London, Dubai and Ghana. To top it all off I have been able to offer the Royal Family in Monaco an exclusive bag with matching ties from my collection.

MIKE BECKINGHAM 

UK ARTS AMBASSADOR FOR THE PARLIAMENTARY SOCIETY OF ART, FASHION & SPORTS 

English actor and writer Mike Beckingham is the son of jazz musician John Henry Beckingham and Christine Beckingham (maiden name Christine Hawkins). His siblings include Simon Pegg(birth name Simon John Beckingham), Steven John Beckingham, and Katy Pegg. Beckingham was educated at Thomas Keble Secondary School in Eastcombe Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. In 1999, Beckingham was recruited onto the Forest Green Rovers Football (soccer) Academy (farm team for the professional soccer team Forest Green). After his release in 2001, Beckingham began in the financial industry serving as a Customer Service Advisor in a Call Center. In 2006, he was one of four managers overseeing a Call Center of 60 agents. In 2010, Beckingham joined a banking firm providing financial advice.

During this time, Beckingham pursued his acting career. In order to get comfortable on camera and gain experience, he developed concepts for television shows. In 2001, he developed the idea to interview celebrities, take them out of their life style now, and put them back into the communities in which they grew up. He filmed his prototype in 2010 with the aid of the School of Media, University of Gloucestershire. The University provided Post Graduate students who wanted the experience and professional credit for creating a television show. The first celebrity filmed was Beckingham's brother, English actor and comedian Simon Pegg. The Cotswold Style magazine of Cheltenham contacted Beckingham and published a two page article on Beckingham's concepts and the creation of the prototype. The prototype caught the attention of Agent Paul Wareing, who became Beckingham's agent in 2011. Wareing advanced the concept of filming an actual pilot to Peter Barry of "The Little Green Shed Video Productions". For the pilot, Beckingham interviewed world renowned French ice skater Julien Duliere.

In 2012, Wareing met Georgia Hilton, the Director and Writer of the feature film Subconscious (2015) starring Tim Abell due out in the summer of 2014. Hilton was looking for a cheeky character to costar in the principal cast role of a paranormal investigator. She was so impressed with Beckingham during auditions that she rewrote the part to tell the story of an English investigator being recruited to travel to the US to aid in the investigation aboard a haunted WWII submarine. Prior to his travel to the US, Hilton arranged for a British film crew headed by renowned cinema photographer Peter Barry to film some of the opening sequences of the film.

During the filming of his debut role in 2013, Mike teamed with fellow cast member Lynwood Metts to write Young Arthur - The Quest for Avalon (pre-production), to be directed by Georgia Hilton. Beckingham is also slotted to star in another Hilton film, New Hampshire Daze (in development).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lynwood Metts

Mike Beckingham is an upcoming British award winning actor. Mike is a third generation actor, brother Simon Pegg. Mike grew up in the countryside of Gloucestershire, very proud of his roots but London was calling and this is where he now resides. Mike attended Thomas Keble School in Gloucestershire. His Dad John Beckingham is a jazz & blues musician. Mikes debut feature film was Subconscious (2013), his next feature film was Redwood (2017) which Mike won Best Actor at the British Horror Film Festival 2017 and for which it also won Best Thriller at the National Film Awards 2018, for which Mike was also nominated for Best Actor.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Mike Beckingham

           JOSHUA KANE

                  UK FASHION AMBASSADOR FOR THE PARLIAMENTARY SOCIETY OF ARTS, FASHION & SPORTS 

Oxford born, London-based Joshua Kane studied at Kingston University receiving a 1st Class Honours Degree in Fashion Design. He gained a wealth of experience beginning his career at Brooks Brothers (New York) followed by Jaeger, Burberry Prorsum (reporting directly to Christopher Bailey on runway collection), before moving to Paul Smith to work as Senior Designer. In 2014 Joshua Kane established his own label working from his London apartment creating bespoke tailoring made by himself for friends and acquaintances. With demand rapidly outgrowing production capability, within 6 months Joshua implemented a ready- to-wear collection, his first Joshua Kane Runway collection shown during London Collection Men and proceeded to open his first store in East London's Spitalfields. In 2016 Joshua was short listed for ‘Beyond the Runway’ category in The Fashion Futures Awards 2016, (held by Decoded Fashion in association with the British Fashion Council) for ground- breaking use of media and film for his marketing and retail campaigns. Recent Awards include IARA Best Fashion Designer ( 2016 and 2017) and most recently The 21st Century Icon Award for Savvy Luxury Retailer of the year. https://joshuakanestore.com/about

JOE RICOTTA

UK ARTS & SPORTS AMBASSADOR FOR THE PARLIAMENTARY SOCIETY OF ART, FASHION & SPORTS 

Joe has over 27 years experience in logistics. He started ‘PCL Transport 24/7 Ltd’ building it into one of the UK’s top chilled distribution specialists. He has since extended his interest in property development in both residential and commercial in the UK, Spain and his parents’ hometown in Sicily. He has opened two traditional Sicilian restaurants in the UK. Joe has recently developed Sicily.co.uk. This website explores the beauty of Sicily, and all it has to offer. They say behind every successful man there is a strong woman, well; Joe has four, his wife, Josie and three daughters who contribute within the businesses.

Outside of business and politics, Joe is honoured to be a patron of the Make-A-Wish charity and involved with its Winter Ball committee.

Dame Vivienne  Isabel Westwood DBE RD

UK FASHION AMBASSADOR FOR THE PARLIAMENTARY SOCIETY OF ARTS, FASHION & SPORTS 

Dame Vivienne Isabel Westwood DBE RDI (née Swire; born 8 April 1941) is a British fashion designer and businesswoman, largely responsible for bringing modern punk and new wave fashions into the mainstream.

Westwood came to public notice when she made clothes for Malcolm McLaren's boutique in the King's Road, which became known as "SEX". It was their ability to synthesise clothing and music that shaped the 1970s UK punk scene, dominated by McLaren's band, the Sex Pistols. She was inspired by the shock-value of punk—"seeing if one could put a spoke in the system".

Westwood went on to open four shops in London, eventually expanding throughout the United Kingdom and the world, selling an increasingly varied range of merchandise, some of it linked to her many political causes such as the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, climate change and civil rights groups.

DOMENICO MELITI

EDM ENERGY AND PROPERTIES OWNER 

UK FASHION AMBASSADOR FOR THE PARLIAMENTARY SOCIETY OF ARTS, FASHION & SPORTS 

Domenico Meliti born in Monza in 1976 and arrived in London on 7 February 1999. In a few years I created a company that builds and restructures, in the United Kingdom, about 1000 apartments a year, affirming Italian know-how also in construction projects. After studying architectural and urban design in Milan, the young Meliti, at the end of the 1990s, while Italian building was all projected on Middle Eastern and North African orders, imagined an Anglo-Saxon expansion of his concept of entrepreneur As soon as I improved my knowledge of English, I resumed my studies to obtain the necessary qualifications related to mechanical and industrial systems. He attends the famous English institution RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects), and it is there that, during a reception, the turning point that changes his life arrives. Meliti meets an architect who is confident of having difficulties in the mechanical phases of an important project, failing to find valid contractors (today it would be different, due to the presence of many Italian professional architects; in those days there was no competition, there were few ). "The architect offers me the work that I gladly accepted. Actually, I had very little experience, but it was also necessary to start and I accepted with enthusiasm the offer, even knowing that it was my first job in the mechanical sector. With difficulty, and intuition, I can solve the problem and this was my springboard. From this meeting begins my climb which later leads me to work in the Square Mile of the City ". I collaborate with local authorities to obtain the necessary authorizations that I need for the renovation of buildings. I can thus become the precursor of prefabrication in and around London. So I started to enter a new road almost against the current and formed EMD, a company that soon became a success, with a constant growth of 200%. The moment is favorable and by exploiting with skill a fortunate series of opportunities, the EMD earns an excellent reputation, through the good conduction and conclusion of contracts like banks, hotels, old buildings transformed into residential realities. With substantial conditions being equal, customers realize that they can count on an attitude of complete collaboration, on a better level of finishing in the restructuring, in respect of time and costs supported by a always courteous and correct management in the customer-company relationship. In a short time I become the managing director of the construction and renovation company. The other local companies try to imitate our professionalism and our winning formula of the "design and build", a concept that sees my restructuring company take full responsibility for the overall responsibility of the building intervention, from its conception to the final realization. The EMD, under my guidance takes on very complex planning and construction assignments for commissions of great strategic importance in the building world. The rapid affirmation of EMD on the British market - with an annual growth of almost 400% - finds its origin in a series of restructurings. "We are specializing in live operations - explains Meliti - as in many cases we are forced by the characteristics of the building intervention and by the client's logistic and financial situation to carry out radical modification work without the customer having to evacuate the real estate plant ". Now my team consists of 120 people, with a growth plan that will allow me to increase it in the near future. My tenacity has meant that we have won the largest residential conversion contract in the whole of the United Kingdom in Bristol, which will see us build 467 housing units. This entrepreneurial exhibition of mine has managed to give me the opportunity to establish relations with the Government parties and to get to know them from numerous personalities in the local political world. As an entrepreneur I am very active also at Chamber level, as a director of the prestigious Italian Chamber of Commerce in London, carrying out numerous activities of representation and support for the Italian business world. All these 'signals' support the hope of seeing me soon recognized as one of the leading European and international entrepreneurs. Last note on the list, being chosen by the prime minister's office to draft a capitol of the prestigious Parliamentary Review that will be presented in September 2019.

FERNANDO MONTANO

DANCER  

UK ART AMBASSADOR FOR THE PARLIAMENTARY SOCIETY OF ARTS, FASHION & SPORTS 

Fernando Rodriguez Montaño (born 6 March 1985) is a Colombian ballet dancer, and soloist with the Royal Ballet, based at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London. On November 19, 2015 he made his debut in a principal role when he performed 'the lover' in The Two Pigeons. He is the first Colombian to dance with the company having joined them in 2006. Fernando has performed in many different countries including Mexico, Russia, Japan, China, Jamaica, Spain, Italy and US, works regularly with the British fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood, and produces and choreographs his own shows around the world. He was described by BBC TV in 2013 as 'the Colombian Billy Elliot'. [1] In 2016 Fernando took a sabbatical and returned to Colombia to visit his family and be a judge on 52 episodes of the first ever Colombian series of Dancing with the Stars, known locally as Bailando con las Estrellas. He was also the subject of a BBC documentary, 'Dancing for Peace', that was broadcast in the UK and around the world in 2016. On September 10th 2016 Montaño premiered 'Foot-Ba', his new fusion of dance and football, at the globally televised opening ceremony of the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Cali.

REBECCA FERDINANDO 

UK FASHION AMBASSADOR FOR THE PARLIAMENTARY SOCIETY OF ARTS, FASHION & SPORTS 

Rebecca Ferdinando is an English actress, best known for playing Mary in the British gangster film Bonded by Blood.. 

Ferdinando attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School from a young age before studying drama at Middlesex University where she gained a BA Honours degree.

Rebecca began her acting career as a child when she appeared in roles for television such as Holby CityThe Last Detective and Silent Witness.

When she was eighteen she was signed by some of London's top modelling and commercial agents which led her to work for some famous brands and campaigns such as Vivienne Westwood.[unreliable source?][5] This work funded her through drama school  and then presenting on Channel Five's The Great Big British Quiz, while modelling for shows like This MorningThe Alan Titchmarsh Show and GMTV.

Since graduating she has played roles including as Dorrabella for BBC's Elgar's Enigma, Beanie in the feature film Shank; directed by Mo Ali, Mary alongside Tamer Hassanin Bonded By Blood and most recently she played Cheryl in Outside Bet which was released on 24 April 2012.

Randy Koussou Sogan

PRINCE OF BENIN

UK FASHION AMBASSADOR FOR THE PARLIAMENTARY SOCIETY OF ARTS, FASHION & SPORTS 

is a Tribal Prince of the Kingdom of Dahomey (current day Republic of Benin) with mixed culture from the Nations of Benin and Togo (West Africa) with part ancestry from Lebanon and Egypt. He is the Chairman & Chief Investment Strategist of the Black Lion Holdings Group, a Pan-African Investment Advisory Firm.

 

Black Lion's key expertise include a diverse range of Industries such as Infrastructure Development, Real Estate Development, Renewable Energy, Mining, Agri-Business, Telecoms, Transports and Logistics, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Security. Black Lion's key expertise include a diverse range of Industries such as Infrastructure Development, Real Estate Development, Renewable Energy, Mining, Agri-Business, Telecoms, Transports and Logistics, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Security. Black Lion is currently active in 30 African Countries, and manages over 200 Investment Deals and Assets. 

Black Lion currently has a portfolio of nearly $18 Billion worth of projects under management in Africa and is a member of the NEPAD CBN (Continental Business Network of the NEPAD Agency which coordinates all African Union Infrastructure and Energy Projects).

Through his organization Black Lion Holdings, Prince Randy assists global investors identify investment opportunities and make profits in Africa's growth markets, advises and assists African governments and businesses in securing financial investment solutions for their projects.

Prince Randy constantly lobbies national, regional and international Influence Groups to defend and protect Africa's socioeconomic and geopolitical interests.

His philanthropic activities include the founding of “Child of the Universe” project: building and improving all Public-School Infrastructure & Systems in Africa by 2030, the newly created “Abiditha Foundation” which is a Women Empowerment Initiative aimed at providing Impact Investment Funds for female business owners and entrepreneurs throughout Africa.

Prince Randy has featured on Forbes Africa (French Edition 2013) as the $100 Million Man and made several appearances on CNN, Channel France 24, RFI, Le Monde, and regularly takes part in various forums and conferences discussing major African issues in geo-strategy, political climate, socio-economic growth and investments.

Prince Randy’s Vision is to contribute to the economic transformation of the African Continent into a World Superpower while improving the lives of our most important capital, the African People.

Prince Randy is based in Amsterdam, London, Cotonou (Benin) and Lomé (Togo). He was educated in Gabon, France, the USA and Singapore.

 

Media Links:

 

Black Lion Holdings in CNN Marketplace Profit Point:  http://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2018/01/02/marketplace-africa-prince-randy-alam-sogan-learned-hard-lessons-in-business-b.cnn

S.A.: "Politicians should stop going into politics to enrich themselves": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZrLSae5Dhc&feature=youtu.be

 

Afrique du Sud: "Après Zuma, des réformes radicales doivent être prises": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFJPqlRNypQ&feature=youtu.be

 

Developing Africa, One Project At The Time [UN - AU Africa Week - New York City] https://www.africanexponent.com/post/8093-developing-africa-one-project-at-a-time

 

A la découverte de la Compagnie Black Lion Holdings Group qui a déjà drainé $ 8 milliards pour les Infrastructures africaines: http://rnanews.com/economy/14591-2018-03-31-09-12-03

 

Article in French Le Monde (in French) :   http://www.lemonde.fr/afrique/article/2015/06/01/un-nouvel-indicateur-africain-pour-une-croissance-juste_4644740_3212.html

 

Black Lion s'intéresse au Togo (in French) :   https://togotribune.com/news/black-lion-sintresse-au-togo /

 

Video from Prince Randy Participation in recent Nordic Africa Business Association Summit (NABA SUMMIT) in Oslo, Norway / Guest speaker on the Energy Finance Panel and discussed impact investment in the energy sector:  https://youtu.be/fFrt1o5umrQ

ROSALIE G NELSON

MODEL

UK FASHION AMBASSADOR FOR THE PARLIAMENTARY SOCIETY OF ARTS, FASHION & SPORTS 

Rosie Nelson, a model and campaigner from Australia based in London. When pressured to lose weight continuously by a leading modelling agency in London she decided to launch a petition to challenge the industry and bring in legislation to help protect other models from being forced to lose weight. After having amassed 100,000 signatures within only a few months she spoke in a parliamentary inquiry and lead the way for a new healthier standard within fashion.

YUJR BUZZI 

ACTOR /COACH 

UK FASHION AMBASSADOR FOR THE PARLIAMENTARY SOCIETY OF ARTS, FASHION & SPORTS 

ON HIS OWN  WORDS.. 'I'am an actor, creative director and life coach with the passion for poetry and photography. 

I was born in Vigevano in 1978. At the age of twenty I left Puglia and went to study at the School Of Cinema in Rome (Acting & Directing) and subsequently at The Actor Centre in London.

Currently I am doing my accredited ICF diploma, in life coaching at the Animas Centre for Coaching in London.

I have travelled a lot with my work and I have had the pleasure of working with numerous directors such as Paul Feig in the movie Spy, produced by 20th Century Fox, Mandie Fletcher in the movie Patrick for Walt Disney UK, Jordan Scott and Peter Thwaites in the worldwide campaign for Martini & Rossi produced by Gorgeous film and RSA Film, Angelo Longoni in the movie "Tiberio Mitri - The champion and the miss", Luca Lucini in the movie "Just Married” and also with Alessandro D'Alatri on several campaigns for major brands such as Telecom, Dreher, TIM and Repubblica…

I love writing. I find it really therapeutic. My first book "My life on a cactus" a collection of 32 poems and a monologue for theatre, was published in 2008 by Casa editrice Giuseppe Laterza & figli. 

My passion for theatre made me write and direct “I will not go down from here” an extract from my book, which won a Theatre Award In Naples at the Naples Cultural Classic (A monologue about suicide, which caught the attention of the newspapers). 

My point of view as a director emerged from being on both sides of the camera and my passion for photography has developed alongside moving images.

In 2014 I relocated to London and joined Najma Bhatti at Four55 Ltd our Creative Agency, where my skills in writing and co-directing have created a great symbiosis. 

Our latest success has been creating, directing and producing the opening show at the DIFF (Dubai Film Festival 2016) which won gold at the Muse Creative Awards. In advertising we have won Platinum at the Hermes Creative Awards with the TVC Bleu the Chanel written, directed and produced by us. We have also worked on the Lana Del Rey TVC “Honeymoon” advert and at the last Campaign for Boots, No 7 Serum, alongside the BAFTA award winning director Tom Harper starring Prima Ballerina Alessandra Ferri. 

Grazie to been part of my journey …