Tomorrow (Tuesday 9th November) at 7-9 pm sees the launch of VFS's new series of Mentoring Evenings. These events are free to fashion and accessories designers and feature experts from across the industry who will share their knowledge and experiences on how to build successful fashion businesses.

Tomorrow's topic will be:
PRODUCTION AND WORKING WITH PRODUCTION UNITS AND FACTORIES

With designer orders placed and sales made, this event will explore the issues involved in taking designs to production. Covering all aspects of manufacturing, our panel of seasoned professionals will provide advice on sourcing the best manufacturer for your collection either locally or overseas, how to optimise relationships with production units, communicating with retailers, sampling, quality control and negotiating costing, payments and delivery.

Anna Brett: Image Studio Production, Managing Director
Image Studio Production is a high end manufacturing studio specialising in patterns, toiles, samples and production with no minimum orders. Winning the Topshop Award for Garment Product Innovation, Anna went onto work with the likes of Peter Pilotto, William Tempest, Vivienne Westwood and Marios Schwab. Image Studio Production also offers a make service for graduate collections.


Victoria Hubert-Butler: PPQ, Studio Director
PPQ is a fashion label based in London. Founded in 1992 by Amy Molyneux and Percy Parker, PPQ are synonymous with ‘luxe pop-chic’, their collections often influenced and inspired by music. In line with this, PPQ also operates the record label 1234 Records, responsible for acts including Whitey, The Bishops, The White Sport, Trafalgar, Objects and Cosmetique.


Judith Tolley: Centre for Fashion Enterprise, Manager
Centre for Fashion Enterprise, based at London College of Fashion, is a business development programme that works with early stage fashion companies in London. The aim of the Centre is to support the very best of this talent in helping them build successful fashion companies and have included Hannah Marshall, Mary Katrantzou, Heikki Salonen, Louise Gray and Tim Soar


Spaces are strictly limited so RSVP is essential, RSVP to show@vauxhallfashionscout.com
VENUE: The Hospital Club, 24 Endell Street, WC2H 9HQ
NEAREST TUBES: Covent Garden, Holborn, Tottenham Court Road

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