New Features for January 2018 plus the return of some visitor favourites!

We are always experimenting with new ideas to inspire and excite our visitors and ensure that you make efficient use of your time and get the maximum benefit out of a trip to Fashion SVP. With this in mind, we have added some great innovations for our January 2018 event, and brought back some firm favourites!

To ensure that you take full advantage of all of the FREE, educational and inspirational opportunities available, read on and plan your visit!

Sourcing Briefing Seminars

As part of the Fashion SVP Sourcing Academy’s commitment to knowledge-sharing and learning, we once again present our Sourcing Briefing seminar programme.  This programme is full of industry experts, all happy to share their knowledge, experience and expertise with you, our visitors.

These seminars have been designed for all brand and retail professionals who want to know more about the current critical issues influencing decisions in sourcing, production, brand and product development, design, marketing and social media.

To read the full details of the seminars, speakers and schedule visit HERE.

The Fashion Station!

Fashion SVP keenly supports up and coming talent from the academic and entrepreneurial worlds.  So, new for 2018 we have created a specific section of the show dedicated to helping these future industry leaders!

If you are a burgeoning new brand, a fashion entrepreneur, a pop-up retailer, a new designer wanting to launch your own brand or even a final year postgrad student, then The Fashion Station is a fantastic place to be able to network, ask questions, get practical insight and learn from the best in the industry.

We have tailored this area so that you can benefit from the knowledge of the industry professionals we have gathered to provide advice and tips on a variety of subjects, such as; legal protection for your brand, the right path for sustainable and ethical sourcing, how to turn a design degree into an actual career, what are people looking for in a new designer, fashion business funding and mentoring .. and more.

All topics will be of interest to anyone with a young brand or design business or planning to start a business or a career within fashion.

Fashion SVP is partnering with several great organisations to present this feature including Fashion Angel, Ethical Fashion Forum, Fashion Jobs, and Stobbs.  For more details on each of their individual contributions, and for a full programme schedule, read on… 

The Fashion Station Daily Schedule

Tuesday 16th

11.00 – Funding for fashion start-ups with Alison Lewy MBE
12.00 – The Jobs Forum career guide presented by FashionJobs.com and JBC Style
13.00 – Legal brand protection for new and emerging brands – Nailing the basics, with Stobbs IP
14.00 – New Designer Awards – 2018 launch!
15.00 – Getting it made with Alison Lewy, MBE
16.00 – How to build your brand ethically and sustainably, with Ethical Fashion Forum

 Wednesday 17th

11.00 – Funding for fashion start-ups with Alison Lewy MBE
12.00 – How to build your brand ethically and sustainably, with Ethical Fashion Forum
13.00 – The Jobs Forum career guide presented by FashionJobs.com and JBC Style  
14.00 – Legal brand protection for new and emerging brands – Nailing the basics, with Stobbs IP
15.00 – Getting it made with Alison Lewy, MBE

Entrepreneurial Advice and Guidance from Alison Lewy, MBE (Fashion Angel)

Running within The Fashion Station Alison Lewy, MBE, director of the UK’s best known fashion mentoring and business support specialists, Fashion Angel, is running two 20 minute mentoring sessions per day.  Covering issues such as; raising start up finance; how to launch your own brand; crowfunding; selling online; getting it made and much more.

Alison and can advise you on your business and fashion ambitions. Whether you’re brand new and looking for help to make your brand idea into a reality, or you’re already a small brand taking the first steps in seeking funding or manufacturing, or you’re a more established business looking to realise your growth ambitions, Alison’s expert knowledge and advice will be indispensable in tackling the key challenges and milestones in any business.

The Fashion Angel Advice Clinic

And if you can’t make it to one of these twice a day seminars, you can also visit Alison and Fashion Angel on her private area adjacent to the Fashion Station at any time for some ‘one to one’ time.

 

The Trend Edit – Spotlight on what is currently hot!

Our June manufacturing trends – Athleisure – served to highlight both the superlative manufacturing capabilities of the exhibitors at Fashion SVP, but also their keen and forward thinking design skills.

To continue to highlight these strengths, and in the spirit of inspiration, on going brand / supplier collaboration and anticipation of the next big trend, we offer you ‘The Trend Edit’ in January 2018.

Whatever your brand size or philosophy, getting in on the ground floor of a future trend, or being able to exploit a new trend coming quickly to the fore within the fast moving fashion environment, is a skill no successful fashion business can afford to be without.  So, to highlight the design skills of our exhibitors, their flexibility and reactivity to an ever-changing environment, and to help you with what might just be the hot new trends for the future we have put together this “tasting menu” of hot designs.

Don’t miss this chance to see exactly the sort of on trend, brilliantly designed and manufactured garments that are on display at the show and find the right manufacturer to help you realise your future collections!

The JobsForum in Association with FashionJobs.com

A popular destination for visitors of all disciplines and career stages, January 2018 see the return of our Jobs Forum.

Do you want to find a new position? Or, are you looking for a new recruit and you want to search the widest and most experience pool to fill your vacancy? Do you want to compare salaries and experience for your next performance evaluation? For all of the above, and much more; Visit the Jobs Forum!

Free for applicants and companies in the UK, take this opportunity to see what is currently on offer in the market place!  At the JobsForum you can register your CV, access available opportunities, get access to the CV database, post positions and receive alerts – See how it can help you!

Also, as part of The Fashion Station, Fashion Jobs will offer a daily session giving an outline of; current recruitment trends and movements within the fashion industry; what the future will bring; advice and guidance on things like preparing a good CV; what is the best way to approach different sectors of the fashion world (manufacturing, design, buying and merchandising); do internships work; the best way to contact different companies and who is recruiting now!

See The Fashion Station Daily Schedule for a full lineup and time listing.

Established in 2001, FashionJobs.com is the leading recruitment website for fashion, textile, luxury and beauty professionals. The website has over 4 million visitors per month and is active in over 70 markets providing a specialised job search platform for fashion professionals and delivering over 15,000 monthly job postings worldwide.

The 2018 New Designer Awards in association with Fashion Enter / Fashion Capital

Launched in 2017 the New Designer Awards were launched in association with Fashion Enter, Fashion Capital and Finery and were developed to recognise commercial design excellence within the fashion industry. The award was designed with the aim of supporting the future development of apparel manufacturing, the professional skills we want to continue to grow and nurture, and to offer all applicants an opportunity to enhance their own profile and professional standing.

In June 2017 the well deserved first ever winner was announced as Dilara Karaca, who impressed the judges with her forward thinking design, commitment to the original brief and commercial awareness.

We are now pleased to invite any would-be entrants to the launch of the 2018 New Designer Awards! 

Get first glance at the 2018 design brief, get to ask the professionals for advice and guidance and pick up your application pack before anyone else!

See The Fashion Station Daily Schedule for time listing and keep an eye on the New Designer Awards tab for the 2018 application pack!