COMPETITION| CFE Pioneering Programme Applications Officially Open

Vauxhall Fashion Scout may be the home of new talent, but The Centre for Fashion Enterprise is an initiative constantly working with new designers to give them a supportive boost into the fashion industry. 

CFE has worked with a number of Vauxhall Fashion Scout designers including Eudon Choi and Hermione de Paula and continuous to encourage and help grow emerging new talent in the industry. 

Since 2003, The Centre for Fashion Enterprise (CFE) has nurtured an impressive roster of international designer businesses including Erdem, Richard Nicoll, Marios Schwab, Peter Pilotto, Meadham Kirchhoff, Mary Katrantzou, Christopher Raeburn, James Long and Louise Gray. These designers have consistently crafted innovative desirable collections, and with the CFE’s support each label has become renowned throughout the global fashion industry. The CFE is one of the  leading strategic business development initiatives for emerging designer labels, our team of industry specialists provide designers with a bespoke business incubation programme and high growth coaching.

We are currently accepting applications for places on our Pioneer support programme starting June 2012. We are looking for designers who are the potential stars of tomorrow, Designers who focus on high end or luxury fashion products, can demonstrate sales and a growing press profile.

The six month CFE Pioneer Programme delivers one to one business support and expert workshops. The programme is aimed at high-end designer businesses that have usually been trading for 2-3 seasons and achieved annual sales of between £10-50k. Recent Pioneer designers include Matthew Miller, Craig Lawrence, Eudon Choi, Simone Rocha and Hermione de Paula.

“The help from the CFE Pioneer Programme was invaluable at my stage of business. The One-to-One tailored meeting with industry experts on all aspects of the business was really brilliant.” Eudon Choi, Pioneer programme alumni.

For further information on the programme and to download the application forms go to: <>     

Application deadline 16th April