Vauxhall Fashion Scout Mentoring is back! This time, it's all about the Sales...
Monday 26th March
Beach Blanket Babylon
The evening will feature guest speakers from both sides of the sales channel. Sales are fundamental to the success of a designers selling collection and this mentoring aims to provide a comprehensive guide to attracting and sustaining both sales agents and buyers’ interest.
During the evening we will be discussing:
- Approaching and finding buyers
- How to position collections
- Sales Contracts
- Payment terms
- General Advice
- How to deal with exclusives
With a fantastic panel of experts available for questions and answers, this is the one-stop place for designers hoping to improve on their business and brand awareness.
Alison Chisholm: Assitant Buyer Contemporary Bridge, Harvey Nichols
Alison Chisolm is the Assitant Buyer for Contemporary at Harvey Nichols. Alison is also responsible for working with new designers and implementing new brands into the Harvey Nichols store.
Harvey Nichols was founded in 1813 and today is the UK’s premier fashion retaile. Renowned both in the UK and internationally for the breadth and depth of its exclusive fashion merchandise, it offers many of the world’s most prestigious brands in womenswear, menswear, accessories, beauty and food. Harvey Nichols prides itself on finding fresh fashion talent in unexpected places.
Erin Mullaney: Fashion & Brand Director, Avenue 32
Erin Mullaney, who previously held position as buying director at Browns, has joined online designer venture, Avenue 32, as the Fashion and Brand Director. Avenue 32, which distinguishes itself as your luxury shopping neighbourhood online, showcases and retials designer collection salongside fashion editorial content.
Avenue 32 is a memebers only, high-end fashion focused website. They aim to provide unprecedented access to cutting-edge international labels, offering the latest in high fashion clothing, shoes, and accessories via express worldwide delivery.
Designers such as Yasmin Kianfar, Manuela Dack, Eudon Choi, Hermione de Paula, Maria Francesca Pepe and Felder Felder are stocked alonside established labels Emanuel Ungaro, Calvin Klein, Preen, Hussein Chalayan, Tim Soar and many more.
Matthew Watters: Brand Development Manager, Orla Kiely
Matthew Watters gained previous sales experience working for RMO Sales and international sales agency Tomorrow Ltd who look after names such as Huishan Zhang, Issa London, Jonathan Saunders, Richard Nicoll, before making the move to Orla Kiely. Matthew now holds position as the Brand Development Manager for Orla Kiely and is responsible for the higly anticipated relaunching of the line.
Spaces are strictly limited to one representative per designer label.
Priority is given to Vauxhall Fashion Scout designers.
RSVP essential to firstname.lastname@example.org
The VFS Mentoring programme is only possible due to the kind support of Beach Blanket Babylon and the Mayor of London.