Today VFS is holding the second edition of the mentoring for our Graduate Showcase designers.  


Last September Vauxhall Fashion Scout hold the Graduate Showcase during LFW to great success.  It featured 10 recent graduates from Central Saint Martins, London College of Fashion, Royal Academy of Art and Westminster University and, as well as showcasing the best new talent, the initiative is designed to help these talented graduates take the giant step from graduation to setting up their own business.

The graduates include Nicola Morgan, Anna Smit, Patrick Li, Helen Turner, Charlotte Barry, Nova Chiu, Steven Tai, Parsha Geryesh, UmeRomaan & Victoria Spruce

This new initiative has the full support of the BFC and the Mayor of London’s office.

You can see how the showcase took place by clicking here.


As a follow up to the showcase we will be running a day-long mentoring event with guest speakers from across the industry to provide key information on setting up a business, staffing and management, PR, Sales, branding, funding and production.

The event will be informal and take the form of a TV chat show. For each topic area there will be two guest speakers from either side of the business with a question and answer session at the end.

The talk is designed to provide the graduates with the key information needed to approach buyers, position collections, sales contracts, payment terms and general advice

The schedule for this day, will go through all the different areas of a business, or at least the key ones: Press and PR, Planning and developing a brand and a collection, pricing and sales, recruitment and employment. 


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