Karen Radley, founder of Scoop International Fashion Shows, has had an extensive and multi-faceted career in the fashion industry, spanning the manufacturing, retail and design sectors. She first joined her father’s clothing and accessories business, Radley. After working for several years on the brand’s international sales, Karen side-stepped to the manufacturing and design side using her years of trade experience to inform and support the role. Having gained an all-round experience of the industry, Karen went on to manage the designer company Quorum, whose designers included Celia Birtwell, Betty Jackson and Ossie Clark. Karen was also instrumental in staging an exhibition of the work of Ossie Clark at the Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2004 Karen founded her own fashion agency representing collections from DKNY, Fendi, Pringle, Missoni and Matthew Williamson she identified the need for a London based contemporary fashion exhibition. Scoop was launched in February 2011 at the Saatchi Gallery.